FM Preview: Forest Green Rovers v Mansfield Town 15 Mar 2013

Last updated : 14 March 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Forest Green Rovers v Mansfield Town fixture

Forest Green Rovers prepare to entertain Mansfield Town at The New Lawn on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 5 games played, Rovers have recorded 2 wins, and Mansfield Town have come away with 1 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at The New Lawn was just last season, in October 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a (Conference) Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 13 Oct Mansfield Town 1 - 0 Forest Green (Conference) Premier
2011/2012 Sat 07 Jan Mansfield Town 1 - 0 Forest Green (Conference) Premier
2011/2012 Sat 01 Oct Forest Green 1-1 Mansfield Town (Conference) Premier
2010/2011 Sat 13 Nov Forest Green 2 - 1 Mansfield Town (Conference) Premier
2010/2011 Sat 14 Aug Mansfield Town 3 - 1 Forest Green (Conference) Premier
2009/2010 Sat 30 Jan Forest Green 1 - 4 Mansfield Town (Conference) Premier
2009/2010 Tue 17 Nov Mansfield Town 1 - 2 Forest Green F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Forest Green Rovers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

The away form of Mansfield Town however, is much more impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Stags, and 3 goals against.

Forest Green Rovers lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 61 points from their 38 games so far.

Mansfield Town are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 68 points from 35 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Forest Green Rovers 6 1 2 3 3 6 5
Mansfield Town 6 6 0 0 12 3 18

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Rovers of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Mansfield Town, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Forest Green Rovers Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Mansfield Town 3 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 7 matches.
Last drawn game 19 outings ago.

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