This is almost a top versus bottom affair and Forest Green are the huge underdogs for this one on home soil at the New Lawn. After having come up through the play offs in the National League last season Rovers are already toiling, but they have remained unbeaten on home soil. Exeter have been cruising with an unbeaten start to the season which has seen them claim top spot going into the weekend. They are 6/5 to continue their winning form as they hit the road for this one.
Football League Two –The New Lawn, Nailsworth 9th September – 16:00 UK Time
Best Odd of: 7/5 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 9/5 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 12/5 at Ladbrokes
Forest Green Form
It was always going to be a battle for Forest Green coming up a level, but at the New Lawn, they have actually done alright with a W1 D1 record on the board. They have scored six goals in those two home games as well. Entertainment has followed Rovers wherever they have been this season, with four of their five games in League Two having seen at least four goals in them. Sadly, Forest Green are not the ones who have been scoring most of them. Rovers have the second worst defensive record in the division so far, having conceded at an average of three goals per game. Someone shut those floodgates.
The Grecians have been bombing along with a W4 D1 record on the board so far. All of their victories this season have been by a one goal margin victory and out on the road their record is W1 D1. Defensively they look sound enough, with a clean sheet in three of their five games to keep Rovers at arm’s length. Reuben Reid has four goals to his name this season in the league and is 7/5 to score in this one.
Head to Head News
This will be the first meeting between these two since the Blue Square Premier back in the 2007/08 season. There was a 1-1 draw in this corresponding fixture and from the overall head to head between these two in all competitions, Exeter are 5-1 up with six draws between them. Forest Green’s lone win over Exeter happened on home soil back in 2007.
Top Betting Tips
Exeter have a great balance to them and while they aren’t tremendously prolific they are very solid at the back and can hold their own in this one out on the road. Given the trend running with them this season, an Exeter win is looking value and there is more to the tune of 10/3 if you go and back them to win by a one goal margin.