FOREST GREEN V BRISTOL
Forest Green Rovers, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-1 League Two triumph vs Sutton United.
Fixtures involving Forest Green Rovers have proved to be exciting encounters recently with plenty of scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes, a total of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of these being chalked up by Forest Green Rovers.
Previously, Bristol City drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Blackpool.
In that game, Bristol City had 50% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Bristol City was Chris Martin (44'). Blackpool had 7 shots at goal with 1 on target. Shayne Lavery (93') was the scorer for Blackpool.
Indicating their predisposition for high-scoring encounters, we’ve had goals 21 times in the last six games in which Bristol City have sent out their troops, yielding a mean average of 3.5 goals per fixture. Their opponents have got 14 of this grand total. Nevertheless, time will tell whether such a trend will continue on in this upcoming game.
Prediction: Both teams to score
DERBY V SALFORD
Derby County will play in this game following a 1-1 Championship drawn game versus Huddersfield Town.
In that match, Derby County managed 50% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Derby County was Curtis Davies (39'). At the other end, Huddersfield Town got 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Naby Sarr (45') scored for Huddersfield Town.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Derby County have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Derby County have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 13 goals on the way.
In their last game, Salford City drew 1-1 in the League Two match with Leyton Orient.
The only player to score from Salford City was Matty Willock (41'). Omar Beckles (33') scored for Leyton Orient.
For 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Salford City, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell comes out as a mere 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by The Ammies standing at 1.5. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
READING V SWANSEA
Reading won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 3-2 Championship loss in their previous game against Stoke City.
In that match, Reading managed 53% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Reading, goals were scored by John Swift (26') and Liam Moore (60'). Stoke City got 18 shots on goal with 6 on target. Nick Powell (25'), Jacob Brown (28') and Sam Surridge (85') scored for Stoke City.
Reading have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Reading have been punished defensively in 5 of them in addition to getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Blackburn Rovers in Championship competition, Swansea City will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Swansea City managed 71% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Swansea City was Jamie Paterson (52'). For their opponents, Blackburn Rovers got 20 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Sam Gallagher (36') and Ben Brereton (48') scored for Blackburn Rovers.
The numbers tell their own story, and Swansea City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in all. Defensively, Swansea City have been far from perfect. Such a pattern might not follow through into this game, though.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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