Forest Green Rovers vs Grimsby Town Match Info
Date: Tuesday January 22 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm
Venue: The New Lawn
Referee: Antony Coggins
Forest Green Rovers vs Grimsby Town Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
August 4 2018: Grimsby Town 1-4 Forest Green Rovers
May 5 2018: Forest Green Rovers 0-3 Grimsby Town
December 9 2017: Grimsby Town 1-0 Forest Green Rovers
Total head-to-head league matches played: 15
Forest Green wins: 3
Grimsby Town wins: 9
Forest Green Rovers vs Grimsby Town Stats
- Forest Green have won only one of their last six matches against Grimsby
- Grimsby have won to nil on both of their latest two visits to Forest Green
- Forest Green are the joint lowest scorers at home in League Two this season despite being seventh in the table
Forest Green Rovers vs Grimsby Town Match Preview
Grimsby delayed Forest Green’s elevation to the Football League in 2016, but only by 12 months and now it’s the Gloucestershire club who are targeting promotion to the next level.
The Mariners won the 2015-16 National League play-off final 3-1 against Forest Green, who triumphed in the equivalent match at Wembley the following season and so both clubs are now competing in English football’s fourth tier.
Last term, Forest Green only just avoided immediate relegation, but this season they have improved considerably and can cement their place in the play-off zone by winning this game.
Grimsby are unlikely to change division this time around, although if anything they need to look over their shoulder towards the drop zone because Macclesfield are improving quickly under Sol Campbell and closing on the teams above them.
The obvious bet here is Forest Green to win because they are having much the better campaign and Grimsby have lost their last four matches.
However, Mark Cooper’s men have a surprisingly poor home goalscoring record for a team in their position (see stats above) and there could just be a touch of value in backing Grimsby to avoid defeat – especially with their strong recent record at this venue.
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