Carlisle United vs Forest Green Rovers Match Preview and Prediction
Forest Green Rovers go to Brunton Park to do battle with Carlisle United on Tuesday 17 September. The kick-off time is 7:45pm (UK) for this League Two fixture.
This game will not be broadcast live in the UK. Frog The Gambler will be providing live scores throughout the game.
Keep reading for preview, match prediction and betting suggestion.
We have found some positive expected value to be taken advantage of in this game.
Betting Odds for Carlisle United vs Forest Green Rovers
This table shows the match winner market:
Carlisle United: 2.38 (Betway)
Draw: 3.4 (Bet365)
Forest Green Rovers: 3.2 (Bet365)
With the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.0 via Bet365 and the best price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.8 if you like the look of the price at Bet365.
These are the best available odds for the Both Teams To Score market. If you think both teams will score, "Yes" can be backed at 1.8 with Bet365; "No" is currently available at 2.05 with Betfair Sportsbook.
Head To Head
To kick this preview off, Frog draws attention to their recent match. Carlisle United played Forest Green Rovers in March in a League Two match. The match was a draw, with a final score of 1-1.
Reviewing the last decade, these sides have played 4 times. Carlisle United have won in 2 of these head-to-head matches, while Forest Green Rovers have won 1 of these occasions. The other match ended in a draw.
When these sides have met, there has been an average of 1.75 goals per game. Carlisle United score an average of 1.0. Forest Green Rovers score an average of 0.75.
Looking at the match-up in terms of Home and Away performance, whichever side has been at home has won 50% of these games and their visitors have won 25% of the time.
Carlisle United have 10 points in the League Two, putting them in 15th position.
In their recent form over the last year, they have played 58 matches. They have 23 wins; 10 draws; and 25 losses. This gives Carlisle United a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 39%-17%-43%.
In these matches, they have averaged 1.5 goals for, and 1.45 goals against.
A look at their home record in this time. They have a win rate of 44% (12 wins) from 27 home fixtures. 14% (4) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 40% (11) resulting in a loss for the home side.
At home over the year, their average number of goals scored is 1.85. They have conceded 1.56 on average.
In their last ten matches, across all competitions, they have averaged 1.5 goals per match; 4 of these matches have been wins. Of those ten matches, 6 of them have seen both sides score. There have been 7 matches with over 2.5 goals.
And they have scored in their last 5 matches.
Forest Green Rovers
In 3rd place in League Two with 16 points are Forest Green Rovers.
Looking at results for the last year, they have played 58 matches. They have 25 wins; 15 draws; and 18 losses. This gives Forest Green Rovers a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 43%-25%-31%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.36 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.07.
Specifically on their recent away record, they have a win rate of 43% (13 wins) from the most recent 30 away fixtures. 30% (9) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 26% (8) resulting in a loss as the away side.
While playing away from home over this recent year, their average number of goals scored is 1.43 and they have conceded 1.0 on average.
Their recent performance, both home and away, shows that they have a total of 9 goals in their last ten matches - 5 of these matches have been wins for them. Of those ten matches, 3 of them have seen both sides score. The number of matches with three match goals or more is 2 games in these last ten outings.
They have scored at least once in each of their last 3 matches.
Frog's betting tip for Carlisle United vs Forest Green Rovers
This match is likely to be closely contested. Therefore, Frog's tip in this game is to get with the draw, available at 3.4 with Bet365. It is the value bet.