Forest Green vs Brighton
English Carabao Cup
Date: 24 August 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: The Bolt New Lawn (Nailsworth).
Forest Green will face a big challenge on Wednesday evening when they take on Premier League outfit Brighton in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
The match comes at a tricky moment for Ian Burchnall and his troops who have just suffered an unpleasant 0-3 home loss to Plymouth Argyle at the weekend.
Forest Green have thus ruined the promising start to the 2022/23 League One campaign by claiming just one point from the previous three rounds.
They did eliminate Leyton Orient with a 2-0 victory at the start of the League Cup campaign but such success will count for little when Forest Green come face to face with Brighton.
The Seagulls are enjoying a fantastic form at the beginning of the new Premier League campaign.
They have seven out of nine possible points from the opening three rounds of the season despite playing the likes of Manchester United, Newcastle, and West Ham in the process.
Their latest win came on Sunday afternoon at London Stadium where Robert Sanchez kept his second consecutive clean sheet.
The fact Graham Potter’s men conceded just one goal in the opening three rounds of the new season against such strong rivals says enough about their current form and overall quality.
We should also say that Brighton eased past Championship sides Cardiff and Swansea, beating them 2-0 each, in the previous term of League Cup before getting eliminated on penalties by Leicester in the last 16 round.
Forest Green vs Brighton Head-to-head
- This will be the first head to head match between Forest Green and Brighton.
Forest Green vs Brighton Prediction
It is very hard to look past a comprehensive victory for the visitors here. Not only are there two divisions separating the two teams right now, but Brighton will enter the match in the highest of spirits after a fantastic performance in the 0-2 victory over West Ham at London Stadium.
You can back the visitors to win to nil at the 2.00 odds, while the bookmakers will give you the same odds for Brighton to win by two or more goals difference on Wednesday.
Forest Green vs Brighton Betting Tips
Brighton to win to nil @ 2.00 (1/1)
Brighton to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.00 (1/1) odd.