Forest Green v Tranmere Betting Tips
It’s advantage Tranmere after a tense first leg encounter that saw Ollie Banks give Rovers a slender lead thanks to a spectacular goal which was awarded thanks to goal line technology.
Mickey Mellon’s team now head to The New Lawn in the hope of retaining their one-goal advantage over a Forest Green team who will have to be more attacking than they were at Prenton Park.
Gavin Gunning will be suspended for the hosts after receiving a red card early in the first leg, although Mark Cooper’s team were able to defend well and will now feel as though they can use home advantage to good effect.
Christian Doidge has been a thorn in Tranmere’s side before and the striker can consider himself unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty at Prenton Park, although he might have also been dismissed for elbowing Banks.
Although Tranmere huffed and puffed against ten men, they failed to forge clear scoring chances against FGR and we feel as though the Gloucestershire side can play themselves back into the tie on home soil.
Forest Green’s home form has not been particularly strong this season, although they do have some creative attacking players and that includes Reece Brown who has six goals on the board since the beginning of March.
Even if the home team win by one goal, it will still mean Tranmere are in the tie as it goes into extra-time and potentially penalties, with Nathan McGinley looking like a brilliant central defender whose roving runs forward caused problems in the first leg.
At even money, this looks like a reasonable shout considering that Tranmere will be defending a first leg lead and it will their turn to put up a stubborn resistance against opponents in search of goals.
Forest Green to win @ 2.00 (evens) with bet365