Yeovil Town vs Forest Green
English League Two
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Huish Park Stadium (Yeovil).
Yeovil Town suffered a tough 0-3 defeat to Port Vale in the previous round tie at Huish Park back in late-November. The Glovers thus made it three losses on the spin in League Two where they fell down to 19th place as a consequence. The team led by Darren Way also suffered an early first round elimination in the FA Cup as they lost the home clash with lower-division Stockport 1-3 in mid-November.
The Glovers allowed seven goals in last three defeats across competitions. It will be the music to the ears of experienced Forest Green striker Reuben Reid. The 30-year-old Englishman is visitors’ top scorer with five goals so far in the season. The Rovers generally enjoyed a fine attacking form on travels this term. They notched 19 goals in 10 away games so far in the season. Interestingly, they have a much better record on the road where they won 5, drew 3 and lost just 2 of 10 games this term.
Yeovil Town vs Forest Green: Head-to-head
However, the Rovers are yet to pick up a result at Huish Park Stadium where they lost two and drew one of three meetings with Yeovil Town over the course of history.
Forest Green took four points from two H2H games with the Glovers in the previous term of the competition (4-3 and 0-0).
Yeovil Town vs Forest Green: Prediction
Forest Green’s matches tended to produce plenty of goals throughout the season. Such trend came to an end in recent weeks as the team suddenly stopped producing in the final third. Mark Cooper’s men failed to find the back of the net in four of pas five matches in all competitions. They won just one of last seven, but the victory came just in their previous away fixture in the league.
Mid-table rivals Carlisle United were victims back two weeks ago when Benjamin Morris and Carl Winchester scored goals for the Rovers in a 1-2 victory at Brunton Park. The trip to Somerset is a perfect occasion for the visitors to get their campaign up and running and try and return to the promotional quest. We will thus go with the away win as the main betting option at the 2.25 odds.
Yeovil Town vs Forest Green: Bet Tips
Forest Green to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
HT/FT Forest Green/Forest Green @ 3.60 (13/5).