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Boro Picks: Stevenage V Forest Green Rovers | Predictions

News March 2, 2021

The Boro welcome Forest Green Rovers to the Lamex Stadium tonight as they go head to head in League Two.

Tom Pearce, Boro Picks Predictor (@tompearce97)

Alex Revell’s side come into the game on the back of their second 0-0 draw in a row after the stalemate at Newport on Saturday.

Despite being down to 10 men for the whole second half, Forest Green beat Colchester 3-0 at home at the weekend.

This will be the eighth meeting between the two sides, the first coming in 2017 with tomorrow’s visitors winning the game 2-1.

Stevenage have never actually beat Forest Green, losing four and drawing three times against them.

It was a 1-0 loss for the Boro in the reverse fixture earlier this season but how will tonight’s game play out?

We take a look…

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In Focus

1. Will Stevenage score in the first half? No

Boro have failed to score in the first half in each of their last five games and it’s unlikely to change tonight.

They have failed to score in the first 45 minutes in 67% of their away games this campaign.

Meanwhile, Forest Green have conceded just seven from 15, averaging 0.47 goals against per first half on the road.

2. Will Stevenage score in the second half? No

All of Stevenage’s last four goals have come in the second period of games but it’s not likely that they’ll score tonight.

When playing away, Forest Green have actually kept a clean sheet in the second half in 73% of their games.

With six goals in 15, they are averaging just 0.4 goals against per second 45 when on the road.

3. How many goals will Stevenage score? 0

It’s going to be a tough game for Revell’s side, coming up against second in the league.

It’s not unusual for Stevenage to fail to find the net at home. In fact, they’ve failed to score in 53% of their home games this season.

The visitor have kept six clean sheets from 15 away games this campaign.

From those games, they’ve conceded 13 goals which is an average of 0.87 goals against per away game.

4. How many shots on target will Stevenage have? 3

It was the three shots on goal for Stevenage at the weekend, taking their tally up to 108 for the season.

That’s an average of 3.38 shots on target per game.

Lewis Thomas and Luke McGee have been the men between the sticks for Forest Green this season.

Between them, they have faced 96 shots on their goal, averaging 3.2 shots on target against per game.

5. How many corners will Stevenage be awarded? 3

Revell’s side only managed to win one corner at the weekend, meaning they’ve now won 148 of them this season.

Stevenage actually managed to win four corners in the reverse fixture.

The visitors have conceded less than four corners in almost half of their games this campaign.

They have also given away 110 of them, that’s an average of 3.66 corners against per game.

6. How many saves will Stevenage goalkeepers make? 3

Jamie Cumming was forced into just two saves to keep a clean sheet against Newport at the weekend.

He’s now made 74 saves this season, averaging 2.74 saves per game.

Forest Green do like to test opposition goalkeepers quite frequently as well.

With 136 shots on goal so far this campaign, they are averaging 4.53 shots on target per game.

Quickfire

  • Will Luke Norris score? No
  • How many assists will Matt Stevens have today? 0
  • How many tackles will Luther Wildin make? 2
  • How many shots on target will Elliott List have? 0

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