Notts County vs Forest Green Rovers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Notts County vs Forest Green Rovers predictions as they meet in League Two on Saturday. Will the hosts see a reaction after parting company with Kevin Nolan? Read on for our preview of the match and all our free betting tips below.
Reason For Notts County vs Forest Green Rovers Betting Tips
Notts County started the season as many people’s favourites to go on and win League Two but with just five league games played it is a sign of just how wrong things have gone as boss Kevin Nolan has been sacked. The club are currently lying bottom of League Two and the Magpies have been beaten in each of their last four league games after drawing their campaign opener, with the latest defeat being Saturday’s 3-1 loss at Lincoln.
With former Crawley Town boss Harry Kewell taking charge of the side, the Magpies have not hung around deciding who will be next to step up to the plate. However, new Notts County manager Harry Kewell will be in the stands this weekend with Mark Crossley and Jon Goodman in charge on Saturday.
With blood in the water, it may be the perfect time to strike for Forest Green Rovers as they bid to build on an undefeated start to the campaign. However, the world’s only 100% vegan club have shown a lack of a killer instinct in the opening weeks and they have only managed to claim a point in four of their opening five league matches this season.
When there is a change in leadership at a club, that also usually sparks a reaction from the players and that is exactly the hope that the County faithful will have ahead of this weekend’s fixture. However, it is not easy to fix a defence which has conceded an average of 2.6 goals per game this term and this, combined with the fact that both teams have scored in all three previous meetings between the sides leads us to believe backing both sides to hit the back of the net to be the way to go in this clash.
Head to Head
Notts County have an excellent record in the head to head between these two sides with two wins, one draw and no defeats. The sides last met in a 2-1 Notts County win back in March.
Notts County Team News
New Notts County manager Harry Kewell will be in the stands with Mark Crossley and Jon Goodman in charge on Saturday. Rob Milsom is set for his second debut for the club after following Kewell back to Meadow Lane from Crawley. Matt Tootle is a doubt after limping off against Lincoln last week on his return from injury, while fellow defender Ben Hall remains sidelined with a groin problem which has prevented him featuring this season.
Forest Green Rovers Team News
Nathan McGinley could be in contention for his Forest Green debut after joining on loan from Middlesbrough this week. The 21-year-old, whose move will be made permanent in January, has already faced Notts County this season having played against the Magpies in the Carabao Cup in what was his sole first-team appearance for Boro.
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Notts County vs Forest Green Rovers Stats
- Notts County have failed to score in both of their home league matches so far.
- Notts County have conceded two or more goals in each of their last four league matches.
- Both teams have scored in all three previous matches between these sides.
- 71% of the goals scored by Forest Green Rovers have been scored away from home.
Published: August 31, 2018
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