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Forest Green start their 2021/22 League Two campaign with a home test against newly-promoted Sutton. Read our expert predictions and find the best odds for the fixture below in our match preview.
Forest Green vs Sutton – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Playoff hopefuls Forest Green are targeting a matchday one victory when Sutton visit The Fully Charged New Lawn. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s contest below.
- Match Result
- Forest Green to Win
- Both Teams to Score
- Team Goals
- Over 1.5 Forest Green Team Goals
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Forest Green to Win
Last season’s beaten League Two playoff semi-finalists Forest Green are gearing up for another promotion push in 2021/22 and a home fixture against newly-promoted Sutton on matchday one hands them a big opportunity to get off to a winning start. The Green Devils were beaten just six times in 23 L2 home assignments last term and their ability to pocket points on their own patch should get them over the line this weekend.
Both Teams to Score
Forest Green have conceded at least once in ten of their last 12 matches at The Fully Charged New Lawn however, and their nasty habit of leaving the door open at the back could allow Sutton to net a consolation. The hosts have the edge over Sutton in terms of quality at the opposite end however, and their record of registering in 18 of their last 23 home fixtures suggests we should expect action at both ends.
Over 1.5 Forest Green Team Goals
Forest Green will be determined to make a real statement of intent in what looks like a winnable opening day fixture against League Two new boys Sutton. The Green Devils scored at least twice in ten separate home matches last season and in Jamille Matt and Jack Young, they have a pair of forwards who should threaten most defences in the division. With those factors considered, the hosts are worth backing in the over 1.5 team goals market.
Forest Green vs Sutton: Match Preview
Forest Green made a typically bold appointment in the summer when they handed the managerial reins to former England Under-16s coach Rob Edwards and after two playoff finishes in the last three seasons, the Green Devils look a decent bet to make a charge for an automatic promotion place in 2021/22. Look out for new signing Regan Hendry in midfield. The ex-Raith Rovers schemer has all the traits to be a big hit south of the border.
Sutton will compete in the EFL for the first time in their 123-year history this season, after promising coach Matt Gray masterminded an unexpected National League title last term. The last six NL title winners have gone on to finish in an average position of 17th, though Sutton have become accustomed to upsetting the odds and they might ruffle a few feathers in League Two.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Forest Green vs Sutton
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Forest Green vs Sutton Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Saturday’s fixture will be played at The Fully Charged New Lawn.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1) on August 7.
Who will referee Saturday’s game?
James Bell will take charge of the game this weekend.