Forest Green Rovers vs Shrewsbury Town Predictions

Forest Green Rovers vs Shrewsbury Town predictions for Tuesday night’s EFL Trophy affair at New Lawn Stadium. Forest Green aims to continue their winning momentum as they welcome Shrewsbury Town in the Football League Trophy. Can they do so? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Forest Green Rovers vs Shrewsbury Town Predictions


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A Battle for Dominance in the Football League Trophy

Key Stats
– Forest Green have lost all home games in League Two this season.
– Shrewsbury’s form in the last six games has followed a pattern of L-L-W-L-W-L.
– Mathew Stevens leads Forest Green’s goal charts with 2 goals this season.

After finally getting back on the winning track against Sutton United this past weekend, Forest Green are eager to solidify their form as they gear up to face Shrewsbury Town on their home turf in the Football League Trophy this coming Tuesday. It’s been a challenging season for them, especially with the bitter memory of their relegation from League One last year. Aiming for top-tier domination this season, their start has not been indicative of their ambition.


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However, home has not been a haven for Forest Green lately. In an unusual twist, they’ve tasted defeat in all their League Two home matches. Conversely, they’ve secured all seven of their points from away games. Manager David Horseman must be scratching his head, pondering what’s gone amiss at The New Lawn and how to rectify it.

A Glimmer of Hope

Last weekend’s encounter with Sutton United gave Forest Green supporters a reason to cheer. A decisive 63rd-minute goal by Harvey Bunker salvaged the day. Even more intriguing was the appearance of Troy Deeney in the starting XI, who made his debut as a player-coach. This competition isn’t unfamiliar territory for Forest Green. Last year, they clinched all their group matches before a painful penalty shootout defeat against Cheltenham Town. So, there’s hope and a desire to advance beyond the group stages.

Shrewsbury Town: A Mixed Bag of Performances

The Shrews, on the flip side, have shown inconsistency. Their 2-0 loss to Carlisle followed a pattern of alternate wins and losses since their opening victory over Cheltenham. Their League One presence over the last nine seasons has been steady, rarely veering into extremes. But after a 12th-place finish last season, Matthew Taylor’s men are under pressure to display more consistency if they aim to outdo last year’s performance. Their recent Football League Trophy record isn’t impressive either, with no points earned from three group matches last season.

Team News & Predictions

Forest Green will be missing Callum Jones due to injury. Given Troy Deeney’s age, it’s anticipated that Matthew Stevens will step up as the starting striker, especially after his recent performance against Sutton. Shrewsbury’s squad might be on the fuller side since their league match against Bolton Wanderers has been postponed, potentially allowing Taylor to deploy a stronger team. Fringe players like Kieran Phillips and Elliott Bennett might also get a nod to prove their worth.


  1. Match Outcome Prediction: Considering Forest Green’s current form, it’s challenging to predict a straight win for either side. But based on their away performances, a draw seems more plausible. Hence, a “Draw” in the win-draw-away market seems reasonable.
  2. Correct Score Prediction: Given the performances and stats of both teams, a low-scoring draw seems likely, so a 1-1 draw prediction seems valid.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: Mathew Stevens has been in form for Forest Green and stands out as a potential goalscorer, considering his recent goal and the fact that he might replace Deeney.


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