Forest Green Rovers vs Swindon TownEnglish League Two, KO: 12:00 Oct 9, 2021, The Fully Charged New Lawn
Forest Green Rovers are set to strengthen their hold on top spot in England’s League Two when they host Swindon Town at the Fully Charged New Lawn. This is usually a tricky fixture for Rovers who have been in good form in recent weeks and will fancy their chances of coming out on top.
Forest Green Rovers earned a 2-0 victory at Carlisle United in their previous League Two fixture. Jamille Matt and Nicky Cadden got the goals in the first half that led them to the win.
Rovers have been arguably the best team in League Two this season, suffering just one defeat in their opening 10 matches. They have claimed seven wins in that run and are four points clear at the top of the table.
Manager Robert Edwards often sets up his team to be compact and difficult to break down and Forest Green Rovers have one of the best defences in League Two this season. They head into Saturday’s match with clean sheets in their last five matches.
Swindon Town were also victorious last time out in League Two as they saw off Bristol Rovers 3-1. They went into the break a goal down but came to life in the second half with goals from Jack Payne, Ben Gladwin and Harry McKirdy earning them the win.
It was a much-needed win for Swindon Town, who had failed to secure a victory in their previous four League Two matches. The result also keeps them in the mix for a playoff finish as they sit fifth on the table with 16 points.
Ben Garner's men have kept just one clean sheet in their last five League Two matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Swindon Town have a 5-3 advantage with two draws from 10 previous matches with Forest Green Rovers. Both teams have claimed one win each from the last two meetings but Swindon earned a 1-0 victory on their last visit to the Fully Charged New Lawn.
Players to watch
Jamille Matt and Matt Stevens have formed a fearsome attacking partnership for Forest Green Rovers with both men scoring six goals each this season. Bet365 has Matt at 8/5 to score anytime while also offering 8/5 for Stevens in the same market.
Jack Payne carries a major goal threat from midfield and is the top scorer for Swindon Town this season with four goals. The midfielder was on target last time out against Bristol Rovers and is priced at 5/1 by Paddy Power to find the net.
Anything else catch the eye?
Forest Green Rovers have kept clean sheets in their last five matches and that run could be tipped to continue at 7/5 with BoyleSport. The hosts also earned a win to nil in their previous fixture and could be set for a repeat at 2/1 with BetVictor.
Given the quality in attack for Forest Green Rovers, they often score lots of goals and can be backed in the -1 handicap market at 12/5 with betfair.
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