Tranmere vs Forest Green
England – League Two Playoff
Date: Friday, 10th May 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Prenton Park (Birkenhead).
Tranmere had a disappointing end to their regular season, as six of their last seven games saw them going winless. They really could have pushed for a direct-promotion spot, which would have eliminated the need for all this formality, but the team opted for the harder route. While the team has the home advantage for the first leg, they should be wary of the threat posed by Forest.
Forest Green had a fantastic end to their regular season, faltering only once against Crewe. They did a fantastic job on the road as well. With them having the luxury of the home advantage in the second leg, their major priority will be to avoid a loss here and to record at least one away goal.
Tranmere vs Forest Green Head-to-head (h2h)
- Forest holds a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent, if not for a sole loss four years back.
- Green won the last four matches in a row.
- Only once has Tranmere kept a clean sheet against this team.
- Forest holds a 100% winning record at this venue, if not for a single draw three years back.
Tranmere vs Forest Green Prediction
Forest has had the upper hand against this team for far too long. In fact, except for a single draw four years back, the team has a 100% unbeaten record, and except for a single draw three years back, Green boasts of a 100% winning record at this venue. Also, Tranmere has never kept a clean sheet at this venue, and in fact, only once have they ever done so in overall games as well.
Moreover, Tranmere was winless in six of their last seven games, whereas Forest was unbeaten in five of their last six fixtures, and won four of their last five on the road. Expect the visitors to avoid a loss in this crucial tie. But the hosts are aware of the challenge that awaits them. They surely will not have a chance in the return leg, and they should make this first match count.
The team had scored in nine of their last ten home ties, and Forest conceded four in their last away tie alone. Finally, only twice has Tranmere ever failed to score against this team. In short, expect both teams to find the back of the net.
Tranmere vs Forest Green Betting Tips
Double Chance: Forest Green or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).