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Rochdale vs Forest Green prediction, odds and free betting tips (17/08/2021)

Forest Green makes the trip to the Crown Oil Arena for their next English League Two engagement with Rochdale. While the hosts are struggling in 15th place after two rounds of action, the visiting Rovers are enjoying pole position.

Rochdale vs Forest Green: Top Free Betting Tips

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

Prediction 1

  • Market: Match Result
  • Our tip: Forest Green to Win
  • Odds: 17/10

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Prediction 2

  • Market: Over/Under 2.5
  • Our tip: Over 2.5
  • Odds: 1/1

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Prediction 3

  • Market: Both teams to score
  • Our tip: Yes
  • Odds: 4/5

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Forest Green to Win

The last time Rochdale met with Forest Green saw the return to the Crown Oil Arena with disappointment. The Rovers knocked them out of the FA Cup and we expect them to pile on to their misery in this League Two meeting. The Dale have struggled in their 2021/22 campaign thus far while Forest Green have cruised past their rivals, and are on a three-match winning run.

Total Goals: Over 2.5

Rochdale have only scored two goals in their three competitive outings this campaign, the most recent of which was a nil-nil draw to Scunthorpe at home. That tale should change in this fixture as they host the freely scoring Forest Green. Rob Edwards charges have seen all three of their matches this season end with an Over 2.5 goals scoreline, conceding four goals in the process.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

Forest Green have scored eight goals in their three outings so far. While Steven Matthews and co. can be relied upon to score, the Rovers have shown weakness at the back. They have not kept a clean sheet and have allowed their rivals to get on the scoreboard. The Dale scored two past Harrogate in their opening fixture and will fancy their chances to get past the Forest Green backline. With the Rovers allowing their rivals space on the scoreboard, we expect Rochdale to follow suit and trouble the scorers in this midweek meeting.

Rochdale vs Forest Green: Team News and Match Preview

Rochdale AFC

After getting relegated from League One, Robbie Stockdale was appointed to arrest Rochdale's decline. So far, the Dale has fallen on former habits and remain winless in the fourth tier of English football. After scoring two on the road in their opening fixture, they were shut out by Scunthorpe at home. With a preseason that saw them mostly on their backs, Rochdale needs to start delivering or the fans will be out with their pitchforks.

Forest Green Rovers

The Green Army's hopes of promotion to League Two were dashed in the playoffs last campaign. Rob Edwards men have learnt from their mistakes and seem to have the explicit objection of not leaving anything to chance. They have impressed in their two league outings this season but remain suspect at the back. They have conceded in each of their competitive engagements and need to give more assured defensive performances. Those concerns will come later down the season as long as Steven Matthews continues his rich scoring form.

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Rochdale vs Forest Green Prediction

When is the match scheduled?

The match will take place on 17 August 2021 at 20:45 GMT.

Where is the game being played?

Crown Oil Arena.

Who are the bookmakers favourite to win?

Forest Green.