They subsequently conceded four times in 18 second-half minutes to lose the match. It was an especially disappointing result given Cambridge went 2-0 up after 21 minutes after two goals from Reggie Lambe. Whilst they can take positives from their start against a quality League Two side, it is yet another defeat for Joe Dunnes side. Cambridge Uniteds terrible start to the season continued at the weekend with a 4-2 defeat away at Newport County.
Strikers Rueben Reid and Christian Doidge both have four goals apiece in the league and the team have played some flowing football at times. Over the ten matches, Forest Green have won three and drawn seven to cement a place in the play-offs. Impressive wins at Grimsby and Notts County were also matched with a win against Crawley to show the teams attacking prowess.
That being said, it could be argued they should have done better in some of the home draws. Draws away at Bury at MK Dons can be seen as points gained, given both of these clubs are some of the strongest in the division. They have also secured some impressive draws. By the high standards they set themselves, Forest Green should be beating teams like Port Vale at home.
This Easter Monday sees one of the sides who are firmly in the running for the end of season play-offs, Forest Green Rovers, welcome a Cambridge United side who have already managed to secure their spot in the Football League for next season. With time running out for sides to accomplish their goals and chase down a spot in the top seven, those who are currently occupying the play-off places are sitting pretty and looking to ensure they maintain their place until the end of the season.
Prediction Cambridge United - Forest Green Rovers
They didnt, and came away with a point. Although the hosts played well to respond to that defeat, Forest Green should have taken more advantage and put more pressure on their opponents. Despite this, to be unbeaten still is something to be applauded and Forest Green Rovers should be challenging for those promotion places come the end of the season. Indeed, they could only draw against bottom-side Macclesfield, who had lost 8-0 in midweek.
That being said, it could be argued they should have done better in some of the home draws. Draws away at Bury at MK Dons can be seen as points gained, given both of these clubs are some of the strongest in the division. By the high standards they set themselves, Forest Green should be beating teams like Port Vale at home. They have also secured some impressive draws.
United are nine points above the drop zone and, although they are not mathematically safe, they know that they are now extremely unlikely to face the drop. The latest side to try and upset Forest Green Rovers is a Cambridge United side who will see themselves as accomplishing their goal this season, as the visitors will be playing their football in League Two next season.
Rovers showed their metal on Good Friday when they travelled to in-form Tranmere Rovers and secured a 1-0 victory, a result which represented their third win in succession. The hosts hold a six point lead over Carlisle United in eighth place, and with just nine points left to play for, they know that a win will mean that they only need one more point to ensure they are part of the end of season party piece. It has been an excellent season for Forest Green Rovers and they go into this match in sixth spot and knowing that three points will virtually guarantee their spot in the end of season play-offs.
Forest Green werent at their best against Macclesfield and might not be again in this game. It will be a tough match for Forest Green Rovers in this one though. In terms of a correct score, we think there could be a shock to see Cambridge get a point from this game to finish the match 1-1. Cambridge showed class for the first half of their match against Newport and they will want to repeat that performance for longer in this game. Thus, a Both Teams To Score looks like it could be a winner for this match.
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We are not done there though, as we believe that there is further opportunity for profit in this fixture. Given that the hosts have kept three clean sheets in their last five outings and their visitors are not exactly known for their ability in front of goal, it seems unlikely the away side will trouble the scoreboard. With this in mind, we think that backing the hosts to win to nil is an excellent opportunity to boost the return on offer.