Forest Green Rovers will be hoping to place more pressure on the top two in League Two when they take a trip to struggling Mansfield Town on Tuesday evening. The match schedules for Tuesday at One Call Stadium, with kickoff at 9 pm.
The hosts are currently struggling in 16th place with 42 points after 36 matches, while Forest Green takes up the third spot and could move level on points with Cambridge United should they pick up a win.
The visit to Grimsby Town was seen as a major chance for Mansfield to overcome their league troubles. However, things changed when the side conceded twice. It forced a comeback that ended with a 2-2 draw.
In their last outing, both George Maris and Jason Law found the back of the net, but Nigel Clough’s men allowed Lenell John-Lewis to head home. However, George Williams came off the bench to rescue a point in the game’s dying minutes.
On the other hand, Forest Green’s chances for automatic promotion remain fully open, especially after a 1-0 defeat by Cambridge. The Green Rovers have taken seven points from their previous three matches.
The side remains three points behind Cambridge but follows closely with Tranmere Rovers tied with points but only separated with a goal difference but with two games in hand.
Mansfield Town vs. Forest Green Rovers Head to Head
Both sides have 19 games against each other, with Mansfield taking home ten wins while Forest Green with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Mansfield 2-2 Grimsby Town
Mansfield 1-1 Carlisle United
Crawley Town 1-0 Mansfield Town
Mansfield 3-1 Cheltenham Town
Barrow 2-0 Mansfield Town
Cambridge United 1-0 Forest Green
Forest Green 2-1 Harrogate Town
Forest Green 2-2 Morecambe
Grimsby Town 1-2 Forest Green
Stevenage 3-0 Forest Green
Mansfield Town Team News
After striker Oliver Sarkic came on the pitch as a substitute in the second half, he picked up a hamstring problem and remained ruled out. Captain Ollie Clarke missed out last time to recover from a knock; he should be in a fighting position to start.
Forest Green Team News
Elliot Whitehouse comes back into the fold after a suspension after getting sent off during their clash with Harrogate Town. He remains in contention to replace Scott Wagstaff in the middle of the park.
Prediction and Odds
The previous home results might come as a motivation for Mansfield, but Forest Green packs more punch.
Forest Green Win
Goals Under 2.5
First to Score: Forest Green