Bournemouth vs Forest Green Rovers Match Info
Date: Wednesday August 28 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth vs Forest Green Rovers Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
November 24 2004 (FA Cup 1st round replay): Bournemouth 3-1 Forest Green Rovers
November 13 2004 (FA Cup 1st round): Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Bournemouth
Bournemouth vs Forest Green Rovers Stats
- Bournemouth have won only one of their last eight home matches
- But the Cherries have reached the third round of the League Cup for the past five seasons
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in eight of Forest Green’s last nine games
Bournemouth vs Forest Green Rovers Match Preview
Forest Green have made themselves a difficult team to beat in League Two, but there should be a big gulf in class between they and Bournemouth in this Carabao Cup second-round tie.
The Gloucestershire club, who have created a reputation for being eco-friendly, are not so welcoming to opposition forwards because they have conceded only three goals in their six matches so far this season.
Mark Cooper’s team reached the play-offs last term, losing by only a one-goal aggregate margin to eventual winners Tranmere despite having a man sent off in both games, and they look like challenging strongly for automatic promotion this time around.
In the first round of this competition, Forest Green knocked out highflying Championship side Charlton away from home on penalties after a 0-0 draw.
But it will nevertheless be very difficult to repeat the feat against Bournemouth, who have made only an average start to their Premier League campaign but are likely to field attacking players here such as Jordon Ibe and Dominic Solanke who will be eager to impress.
Eddie Howe is sure to rotate his squad with a testing trip to Leicester coming up on Saturday but Bournemouth are expected to be comfortably too strong for opponents three divisions below them.
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Bournemouth vs Forest Green Rovers Betting Tips
Bournemouth to win and both teams to score @ 19/10 with Coral
Bournemouth to win and over 3.5 goals in the match @ 13/8 with Paddy Power