Walsall vs Forest Green Rovers Predictions

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Forest Green Rovers

Tip Reasoning



  • Walsall are enjoying an eight game unbeaten run (Won 4, Drawn 4).
  • Walsall have won three and drawn one of the past five head-to-head meetings between the clubs.
  • Forest Green Rovers have failed to win any of their last five games in this competition, drawing the last three in 90 mins.

Saddlers riding high ahead of Rovers’ return

The EFL Trophy moved up Forest Green Rovers’ list of priorities when the League Two leaders were knocked out of the FA Cup by non-league St Albans City on Sunday.

But Rob Edwards’ side may have left themselves too much to do in Wednesday’s decisive Southern Group D fixture against already-qualified Walsall.

Edwards will want to see a reaction to Sunday’s defeat, but has already promised to utilise his squad as the Green face their second match in the space of three days. He made four changes against St Albans, so there could be several fringe players involved when they make the trip north to Banks’s Stadium.

The Saddlers are riding high at the moment and extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a 1-0 win at Kings Lynn in the cup on Saturday. Now unbeaten in six road games, Matt Taylor’s men did it with a second clean sheet in a row.

Team changes likely at Banks’s Stadium

Taylor will probably make a few changes too because his side are guaranteed their place in the next phase, but he won’t want to let slip any of their momentum.

A draw looks the safest play here as, because of the anticipated changes, the game could be a very different affair to the 3-1 win Rovers enjoyed at Walsall in August.

The visitors’ recent record in the also competition suggests a penalty shoot out may be needed to separate the sides and we recommend a 1-1 correct score play as both teams have scored in the last three Walsall home games and last three FGR road trips.

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