Mansfield vs Forest Green Prediction & Match Preview

Mansfield vs Forest Green
England – League 2
Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue:  Field Mill (Mansfield).

As far as h2h statistics at this stadium go, Mansfield are the ones with the upper hand. However, it needs saying that the hosts have been struggling to get things going at home this term.

With Forest Green branded as the second-best away side in the cluster, Mansfield will have to run the extra mile if they are to salvage even a point.

Mansfield vs Forest Green Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash ended in a 2-2 draw.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together just twice in their past five games.
  • Five of their previous seven encounters have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • None of their last ten fixtures have finished as a stalemate.
  • Forest Green have registered the win twice in their past ten matchups. (W-2, D-3, L-5)

Mansfield vs Forest Green Prediction

Mansfield made a swift return to losing ways last week with Grimsby edging past them at home with a narrow 1-0 scorecard. The hosts hardly made an impact in that latter matchup and failed to find an equalizer despite their counterparts being reduced to ten in the early stages of the game.

Miserably, the home side have tasted success just once in their previous five games in the fourth division, garnering no more than five points from a possible fifteen.

On the other hand, Forest Green are going through a rough patch of their own at the moment. Their last clash on the road saw them share the spoils with Crawley in a 1-1 draw. While at home, they were at the losing end of a 1-0 scorecard to Exeter.

Be that as it may, the visitors have stumbled just once in their past five outings on the trot, and just thrice in their last thirteen.

It is also worth mentioning that home advantage has been a myth for the hosts this term. They are currently winless in their past six matchups here and have tasted success just thrice so far at Field Mill as well.

Hence, it looks like Mansfield are in for a tough ninety minutes in this one. However, the guests have been recording back to back draws in their previous two outings. Given that the reverse fixture of this clash also saw both teams share the spoils, it is certainly well within reason to back a double chance this weekend.

Furthermore, Forest Green have kept a clean sheet in six of their last thirteen outings. In addition, they have conceded no more than two goals from their previous three trips on the road.

Considering that all of their past four h2h meetings here have also featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts, expect goals to be hard to come by on Saturday.

Mansfield vs Forest Green Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Forest Green @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).