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Walsall face off with visiting side Forest Green Rovers at Poundland Bescot Stadium in the League Two meeting on Saturday.
All Walsall v Forest Green Rovers game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Walsall won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 3-2 EFL Trophy losing effort in their last game against Shrewsbury Town.
For Walsall, goals were scored by Danny Johnson (6') and Isaac Hutchinson (73'). Daniel Udoh (32'), Mal Benning (34') and Ryan Bowman (49') scored for Shrewsbury Town.
Matches with Walsall have proved to be exciting affairs of late with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum of 22 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 11 of them coming from Walsall.
Coming into this meeting, Walsall haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Forest Green Rovers
In their previous game, Forest Green Rovers drew 2-2 in the League Two match with Grimsby Town.
The only player to score from Forest Green Rovers was Kyle McAllister (37', 44'). Gavan Holohan (65') and Donovan Wilson (80') scored for Grimsby Town.
Throughout their six previous matches, David Horseman's Forest Green Rovers have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 9 times - earning them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 03/10/2020, there has been little between the sides with Walsall winning 2 of those games, Forest Green Rovers 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 from The Saddlers and 8 netted by The Green Devils. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league contest between these clubs was EFL Trophy match day 5 on 10/10/2023 when it ended Walsall 1-1 Forest Green Rovers.
Team News: Walsall
The Walsall boss Mat Sadler will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game with a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Forest Green Rovers
Thanks to a mainly healthy group, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Forest Green Rovers gaffer David Horseman to be concerned about. Ryan Inniss (fatigue fracture) won’t be playing here.
In our view, Forest Green Rovers will need things to go their way to find the net against this Walsall team who we think should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
Our tip is therefore for a 1-0 winning score for Walsall at the end of this game.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Poundland Bescot Stadium (11,300)
Captain: Donervon Daniels
Chairman: Benjamin Boycott & Leigh Pomlett
Manager: Mat Sadler
Competitions: League Two position 16, EFL Trophy (Group A - South)
⭐ Key Man: Freddie Draper
Typically playing in the Striker position, Freddie Draper was born in England. Having made a first senior appearance for Drogheda United in the 2023 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 8 league goals in this League Two 2023 - 2024 season to date coming from a total of 13 appearances.