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Forest Green vs Brighton u21 Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (12/10/21)

In this betting preview, we look at the EFL Trophy tie between Forest Green vs Brighton U21. Who will get the win?

Forest Green vs Brighton U21: Our top betting picks

This section provides the best predictions for the game along with free betting tips.

Prediction 1

  • Market: Match Result
  • Our tip: Forest Green
  • Odds: Not yet available

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Prediction 2

  • Market: Total goals
  • Our tip: Under 2.5
  • Odds: Not yet available

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Prediction 3

  • Market: To keep a clean sheet
  • Our tip: Forest Green
  • Odds: Not yet available

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The odds are true at the time of writing and subject to change. Check Carefully before finalizing your wager with the bookmaker. Odds provided by WilliamHill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Match result: Forest Green

We kick off our predictions by backing the home side to come out on top in this encounter. Both teams have played just the one game in this competition and sit third and fourth in the group with neither having won the opening match. Unfortunately for Brighton, they've not won at all lately. The last six EFL Trophy games they've played have all ended in defeat – three on penalties and three inside 90 minutes. Forest Green meanwhile had been in decent form until Saturday when they lost 2-0; prior to that it was six unbeaten with three games won.

Total goals: Under 2.5

Our next tip is from the total goals market and we're confidently suggesting you opt for under 2.5. Forest Green have only gone over 2.5 goals once in their last five games; those five matches have seen a total haul of nine goals, which is just 1.8 per match. Brighton's EFL Trophy form is low scoring too; four of the last five have been under 2.5 with their game average a square 2.0 per game. With both sides coming up short in terms of regularity and in averages an under 2.5 bet looks to carry real value.

To keep a clean sheet: Forest Green

The last of our three tips for Forest Green vs Brighton u21 is that the home side will keep a clean sheet. They did concede twice at the weekend but before that they'd kept five clean sheets on the bounce. Given that Brighton's u21 aren't exactly banging goals in for fun the two things don't make a great combination. Well, they don't for Brighton. For Forest Green, they'll be looking at the game and thinking a goal scored is the game won.

Forest Green vs Brighton U21: What are the best odds?

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Forest Green vs Brighton U21: Meet the teams

Forest Green

Forest Green might have failed to win their only EFL Cup game to date but their league form is good. Actually, it's very good; they're top of the league after 11 games. Goal scoring has been one of their biggest assets but Mat Stevens and Jamille Matt, who have six goals each, are unlikely to feature from the start.

Brighton u21

Brighton's performances in this competition could almost be used as a case study for why under 21 sides are allowed to enter. They've not won a match in the EFL Cup since back in October 2019. Their biggest threat in this game will be 16-year-old Evan Ferguson. The young attacker has scored four goals in seven PL2 games this season and has already made his first team debut.

Pre-match questions for Forest Green vs Brighton U21

Forest Green vs Brighton u21 Prediction

When does the game start?

19:00 GMT

Who won last time the teams met?

This will be the first meeting of the pair

What stadium is hosting the match?

The New Lawn Stadium