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Grimsby Town will be at The Bolt New Lawn on Saturday for the League Two fixture with home side Forest Green Rovers.
Our Forest Green Rovers v Grimsby Town tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
Forest Green Rovers
Forest Green Rovers will be looking for an improved result here after a 3-0 League Two loss in their previous game against Tranmere Rovers.
The only scorer from Forest Green Rovers was Tyrese Omotoye (8' Own goal). Kristian Dennis (47') and Rob Apter (71') scored for Tranmere Rovers.
David Horseman's Forest Green Rovers have hit the target 8 times in their past 6 outings. At the other end, the number of goals that they have conceded in those games amounts to 7.
Heading into this contest, Forest Green Rovers haven't lost in the league to Grimsby Town in their last 6 matches.
Grimsby Town will go into the meeting following on from a 3-2 League Two win versus Morecambe in their last match.
For Grimsby Town, the goals were scored by Danny Rose (47'), Kieran Green (49') and Rekeil Pyke (59'). Adam Mayor (2') and JJ McKiernan (86') scored for Morecambe.
The numbers tell their own story, and Grimsby Town have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals in total. Defensively, Grimsby Town could really do with shoring things up.
Their prior results show that Grimsby Town:
- haven't beaten Forest Green Rovers when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 10 league games. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 04/08/2018 reveals that these encounters have been disappointments for Grimsby Town. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories whatsoever whereas Forest Green Rovers have been superior, beating them in 83% of those ties.
A total of 17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 13 from The Green Devils and 4 created by The Mariners. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league fixture between the two was League Two match day 34 on 06/03/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Grimsby Town 1-2 Forest Green Rovers.
The match was refereed by Peter Wright.
Team News: Forest Green Rovers
Looking at personnel, there is just the lone fitness concern for the Forest Green Rovers manager David Horseman to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Ryan Inniss (fatigue fracture) is out of contention.
Team News: Grimsby Town
Owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from, the Grimsby Town manager Ben Davies has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this game.
We’re envisaging that Grimsby Town might need a bit of good fortune to breach the defence of this Forest Green Rovers outfit who we think will score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a 1-0 winning score for Forest Green Rovers at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Forest Green Rovers
Stadium: The Bolt New Lawn (5,147)
Captain: Dominic Bernard
Chairman: Dale Vince
Manager: David Horseman
Competitions: League Two position 23, EFL Trophy (Group A - South)
🔑 Star Man: Mathew Stevens
Typically taking up the Striker position, Mathew Stevens was born in Surrey, England. After making a first senior appearance for Barnet in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 5 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in a total of 14 appearances.