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Bristol Rovers vs Forest Green prediction, odds, and free betting tips (30/07/2022)

The newly promoted teams go up against each other in the League One opening weekend, as Bristol Rovers welcome Forest Green Rovers to the Memorial Stadium.

Bristol Rovers vs Forest Green – Predictions, Odds, & Best Betting Tips

Bristol Rovers have had a disappointing and mixed pre-season. Towards the end of the pre-season games, though, Bristol improved substantially to enjoy a 2-0 win over Stoke City. Forest Green Rovers were extremely disappointing in pre-season games and the latest match for the team finished as a 1-1 draw with Newport County.

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Bristol Rovers victory

Bristol Rovers and Forest Green were very closely matched in the recent meeting back in the 2021-22 season when both teams were in the fourth tier of English football. Since the promotion, both teams have been able to strengthen the squad in a number of areas. It will be extremely difficult for Bristol Rovers to overcome their hiccups against Forest Green. In fact, manager Joey Barton has never been able to beat Forest Green as a coach.

Total goals under 2.5

The newly promoted teams going up against each other in the opening game of the new campaign is unlikely to result in a lot of psychological differences. Both are likely to approach the game in a similar fashion compared to last season. There have been less than 2.5 goals in the recent six meetings between the two clubs.

Both teams to score – yes

Bristol Rovers are looking for their first goal against Forest Green in seven years. After failing to score in both games against Forest Green last season, Bristol are under pressure along with manager Joey Barton.

Bristol Rovers vs Forest Green: League One Match Preview and Team News

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers have had a mixed showing in the pre-season games. Even though there were some crucial losses against the likes of Bath City, Bristol were able to recover to a great extent with the win over Stoke City at home. If Bristol are to stay in the division, their home form might prove to be very crucial. Barton does not have any injury problems coming into the game.

Forest Green

Forest Green were able to achieve promotion in an impressive fashion under the regime of Rob Edwards. The trajectory of the club has been consistently on the up, but they are likely to struggle immediately upon a jump to a higher division. Manager Ian Burchnall comes to the club as a relatively experienced coach and he is into his fourth managerial job.

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Last Five - Bristol Rovers76

02/12/22

England League 1 League 1

5 3

Bolton

76

Bristol Rovers

1

1

D

27/11/22

England FA Cup FA Cup

36467

Boreham Wood

76

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

23/11/22

England EFL Trophy England

66

Colchester

76

Bristol Rovers

1

2

W

19/11/22

England League 1 League 1

54

Peterborough

76

Bristol Rovers

0

1

W

12/11/22

England League 1 League 1

23959

Fleetwood Town

76

Bristol Rovers

2

2

D

Last Five - Forest Green94

03/12/22

England League 1 League 1

63

Cambridge Utd

94

Forest Green

1

2

W

26/11/22

England FA Cup FA Cup

46835

Alvechurch

94

Forest Green

1

2

W

22/11/22

England EFL Trophy England

69

Cheltenham

94

Forest Green

1 (4)

1 (3)

L

19/11/22

England League 1 League 1

95

Oxford Utd

94

Forest Green

1

1

D

12/11/22

England League 1 League 1

62

Wycombe

94

Forest Green

2

0

L

FAQs on Bristol Rovers vs Forest Green game

Bristol Rovers vs Forest Green prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Memorial Stadium

When will this match start? July 30, 2022 at 15:00 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Bristol Rovers

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