Swindon Town Forest Green Rovers Prediction and Preview – 13.01.18

Forest Green Rovers have taken just one point from their last three England. League Two matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Forest Green Rovers are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Swindon Town should prove no easy feat either – Forest Green Rovers haven’t won against any England. League Two leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Swindon Town have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Swindon Town dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the England. League Two’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Swindon Town are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Swindon Town and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Swindon Town’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Forest Green Rovers are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Forest Green Rovers took a point away from Swindon Town (1-1 draw).

Notably, Swindon Town’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Swindon Town have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four England. League Two away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Forest Green Rovers, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Forest Green Rovers getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Forest Green Rovers are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Swindon Town hold the best away record in the England. League Two (W8 D2 L1). Forest Green Rovers’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Swindon Town’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Swindon Townns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Swindon Town win at 15/2 with bet365.

Swindon Town Forest Green Rovers Prediction and Preview – 13.01.18

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