Forest Green vs Tranmere betting tips: League Two play-offs preview and predictions

Forest Green vs Tranmere prediction: Forest Green 1-1 Tranmere

After an exciting first leg at Prenton Park on Friday night, what does this second leg have in store.

Forest Green suffered a huge setback early on in the first leg.

Gavin Gunning was sent off, and rightly so, for kicking out at Jay Harris after just 16 minutes.

Then, just 9 minutes later, Ollie Banks scored an absolute thunderbolt which smashed in off the bar and was given by goal-line technology.

1-0 it finished.

Forest Green, with 10-men, did well to leave Merseyside just the one goal behind so can they overturn this deficit at The New Lawn?

Highlights of Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers: Who will win?

Forest Green are evens to get the win they badly need in this second leg.

Tranmere are 3/1 to win this leg too.

A draw would do for Micky Mellon and that’s 11/5.

Under 2.5 goals is 8/15.

B0th teams to score is 11/10.

There are no away goals and either team to win in extra time is 6/1.

Either team to win on penalties is 7/1.

Forest Green are 11/8 to qualify; Tranmere are 8/15 to make Wembley.

Tranmere’s James Norwood won the League Two golden boot this season scoring 29 goals. He’s also a former Forest Green player and he is 9/2 to score first and 17/10 to net against his old side.

Christian Doidge is the host’s top scorer this season with 15. He is 7/2 to score first and 11/8 to make that 16.

Forest Green Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers: Match preview

Will Forest Green Rovers overturn Friday’s defeat and keep alive their hopes of getting up to the third tier for the very first time?

They won the National League play-off Final just two years ago, beating Tranmere 3-1 in the final.

The defeat in the first leg was just their third defeat in their last 12 games.

However, it could prove to be a damaging one.

Mark Cooper is relieved that they are only one goal down as they played 75 minute a man light.

Will they defeat Tranmere again and make it back to Wembley?

Back to back promotions for Tranmere?

Micky Mellon’s side head to Nailsworth in a strong position.

Just under 12 months ago, they beat Boreham Wood 2-1 in the National League play-off final to end their three year stay in non-league.

They came into this semi-final in poor form though.

On Saturday, The Whites were beaten 3-1 at Crawley.

That means they amassed just 6 points from their final 7 games of the regular season.

However, that means nothing now.

They’ll fancy their chances in this tie so can Tranmere make it back into the third tier for the first time since 2014?

Forest Green Rovers team news vs Tranmere Rovers

Forest Green’s Mark Cooper favours a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Goalkeeper James Montgomery will be looking to add to his 9 clean sheets this season.

It is vital that he does.

His Grandfather, Jimmy Montgomery, is Sunderland’s record appearance maker with 627, winning the FA Cup with them in 1973.

In defence, Nathan McGinley is expected to move back to centre-back with Joseph Mills continuing at left-back.

Liam Shephard will keep his place ahead of Udoka Godwin-Malife at right-back.

Farrend Rawson will also start ahead of Lee Collins.

In midfield, Gavin Gunning is suspended.

Paul Digby will come in.

Christian Doidge will continue up front looking to get the goals that will fire his side to Wembley.

Can this XI turn the tie around?

Tranmere Rovers team news vs Forest Green Rovers

As for Tranmere, they switched to a more conservative 4-1-4-1 on Friday and are likely to continue with that.

Goalkeeper Scott Davies kept 19 clean sheets in the League Two regular season and, as a result, won the Golden Glove award.

Centre-back Manny Monthe will start against his former club.

Liam Ridehalgh is expected to start ahead of Zoumana Bakayogo at left-back.

In midfield, Connor Jennings and Ollie Banks will keep their place ahead of Ben Pringle and Ben Toliett

Up front will be League 2’s most prolific striker.

James Norwood, another player who will be facing his former club, scored 29 league goals this season and that saw him win the Golden Boot.

Will this side finish the job they started?

Predicted Forest Green Rovers line-up vs Tranmere Rovers

Predicted Forest Green Rovers line-up vs Tranmere Rovers

Predicted Forest Green Rovers line-up vs Tranmere Rovers.

Predicted Tranmere Rovers line-up vs Forest Green Rovers

Predicted Tranmere Rovers line-up vs Forest Green Rovers

Predicted Tranmere Rovers line-up vs Forest Green Rovers.

The latest tweets from Forest Green Rovers pre Tranmere

The latest tweets from Tranmere Rovers pre Forest Green

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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