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Forest Green Rovers vs Walsall Predictions

England League Two | The New Lawn | 8th February
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Forest Green Rovers
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KO 15:00
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Walsall
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Forest Green Rovers vs Walsall predictions and betting tip as they meet in League 2 this weekend. Which of these two out of form sides will be able to come out on top? Read on for all our League 2 betting tips and predictions.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Both Teams To Score @ 1/1

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Forest Green Rovers 2-1 @ 15/2

Reason For Forest Green Rovers vs Walsall Predictions

  • Forest Green conceded at least 1 goal in each of their last 7 matches.
  • Forest Green have conceded 2 goals or more in each of their last 5 matches.
  • Walsall have scored in 73% of their away matches.
  • Walsall have conceded 2 goals or more in each of their last 3 matches.

A drop in form

Forest Green Rovers enjoyed an excellent start to the season as they won plenty of their opening fixtures and put in an excellent platform to build from for the rest of their campaign. Much of that early success came thanks to a solid defensive base and the 33 goals they have conceded so far this season still represents a good record, even though things have been sliding of late.

Things have tailed off over the last month or so and they go into this contest having claimed just 10 points from their last 11 league matches. While they are known for their defensive stability, such poor form may have forced Rovers into a new approach as their last five matches has seen them score nine times.

Walsall arrive in poor form

After suffering relegation from League One last season, it’s fair to say Walsall haven’t adapted to life in the fourth tier very well. They came into the season hoping to make an immediate return but have struggled to find any sort of consistency, heading into this weekend in 15th place, having collected just 36 points from 31 games.

12 points short of the play-offs has it looking unlikely that Walsall will launch a late assault on the top 7 and in their current form, it’s more sliding down the table they have to be worried about. Indeed, confidence is very low for the visitors and they head into this match having claimed just 20 points on the road so far this season.

There should be goals for both

Given that neither side is looking at their free-flowing best at the moment, it is hard to see a result in which either is able to keep the opposition at bay. The hosts have gone away from their solid defensive game plan and, whilst that has resulted in them scoring more goals, it also has left them more open at the back. Meanwhile, the visitors have scored in 73% of their away matches but conceded 2 goals or more in each of their last 3 matches. With this in mind, backing both teams to score looks to be the way to go.

In terms of a correct score tip, we think that there could be some much needed relief for the hosts. We have already discussed how we think that both will score, but when you factor in that Forest Green have scored an average of almost two goals per game over the last five league games, and the fact that Walsall have conceded at least twice in each of their last three league outings, backing a 2-1 home win is where our money will be.

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