Forest Green Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers Match Info
Date: Monday May 13 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: The New Lawn
Referee: Eddie Ilderton
Forest Green Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers Head-To-Head Record
This season’s matches
May 10 2019: Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Forest Green Rovers
April 19 2019: Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Forest Green Rovers
October 23 2018: Forest Green Rovers 3-1 Tranmere Rovers
Total head-to-head league matches played (including play-offs): 8
Forest Green Rovers wins: 4
Tranmere Rovers wins: 2
Forest Green Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers Stats
- Forest Green have lost only one of their last seven matches against Tranmere
- But Tranmere have scored five goals in their three previous visits to Forest Green
- Tranmere had the joint worst defensive record away from home among the top 15 clubs in League Two this season
Forest Green Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers Match Preview
Forest Green’s home record this season is far from impressive, but they may be able to exploit Tranmere’s defensive weaknesses on their travels to turn around this play-off tie.
The hosts of this League Two semi-final second-leg match collected only 33 points at the New Lawn this season compared to 41 on the road, which is why they must have fancied their chances of gaining an advantage when they travelled up to the Wirral on Friday.
But instead it was Tranmere who claimed a 1-0 lead for the return match courtesy of an Oliver Banks goal, although in the circumstances Forest Green may have been fairly happy considering they had defender Gavin Gunning sent off in only the 15th minute.
With a full complement of players this time, Mark Cooper’s side should be confident of causing more problems for the club whom they beat in the 2017 National League play-off final at Wembley.
And especially because Tranmere are not at their best away from Prenton Park, having conceded three or more away goals on eight occasions in the league this term – including at Forest Green, where they lost 3-1.
It may not necessarily be enough to avoid extra time, with away goals irrelevant in the play-offs, but Forest Green are backed to still be in with a chance of promotion at the end of 90 minutes.
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Forest Green Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers Betting Tips
Forest Green Rovers to win @ 23/20 with bet365
Under 1.5 goals @ 7/4 with Paddy Power