League Two: Forest Green Rovers expected to win home against Southend United

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: The innocent New Lawn Stadium

The league table in League Two tells a story about these teams so far, with Forest Green Rovers leading Southend United by 27 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Southend United has the fewest scored goals (18) in League Two

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Forest Green Rovers and Southend United.

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Forest Green Rovers form and stats

When playing at home in the League Two, Forest Green Rovers have managed 6 wins, 5 draws and suffered 2 defeats from 13 games.

Ahead of that match, Forest won a home game hosting Oldham Athletic (4-3).

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Forest, as the League Two home game vs Colchester United is only three days away.

Forest are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 18 goals in 13 games. Forest Green Rovers's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 13 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Southend United form and stats

Southend United, who have the fewest scored goals (18) in League Two, have only collected 11 points from their away games in the League Two, after 2-5-7 (14 played).

The attacking players of Southend have been feeble for some time now, the team not scoring a league goal in the last 196 minutes.

The manager M. Molesley was unhappy after their last game, a League Two match played at their home ground Roots Hall Stadium. Southend United suffered a 0-1 loss to Bolton Wanderers (placed 10th). Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Cambridge United that ended 0-0.

A quick return to home after this game, as Southend are hosting Salford City in the League Two only three days away.

There's been a serious shortage of goals from Southend United's away games in the league this season with only 5 goals from 14 matches. In the opposite end, Southend have conceded 22 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Southend United - Forest 0-1 earlier this season.

Top Goalscorers

Forest Green RoversJ. Matt
J. Matt
11 goals
ForestA. Collins
A. Collins
6 goals
Forest Green RoversJ. Young
J. Young
5 goals

Forest Green Rovers missing players

Southend United missing players

Forest Green Rovers Southend United
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
28 13 5 Played P 4 14 29
14 6 3 Won W 1 2 6
9 5 1 Drew D 1 5 6
5 2 1 Lost L 2 7 17
39 18 8 Scored S 1 5 18
26 13 6 Conceded C 5 22 45
93% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 79% 90%
64% 69% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 64% 66%
39% 38% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 29% 38%
18% 15% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 7% 17%
11% 8% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 3%
57% 62% 60% BTTS BTTS 0% 21% 31%
39% 38% 40% Clean Sheets C S 50% 36% 28%
11% 8% 0% Failed to Score F T 75% 64% 52%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.4 1.4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.6 1.5
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
13.1 14 11.6 Shots (avg) S ( 9 8.8 8.5
4.3 4.7 4.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.2 2.3 2.3
32% 30% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 16% 27%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Forest Green Rovers have scored more than double the goals of Southend United.
  • Southend United has the fewest scored goals (18) in League Two
  • Southend United has the fewest scored goals (5) away in League Two
  • Southend United has the fewest scored goals in the first half (9) in League Two
  • Southend United has the the worst goal difference (-17) away in League Two
  • Southend United has the the worst goal difference (-27) in League Two
  • Southend United have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Cambridge United 30 15 7 8 47 28 15 8 5 2 22 12 15 7 2 6 25 16 19 52
2 Forest Green Rovers 28 14 9 5 39 26 13 6 5 2 18 13 15 8 4 3 21 13 13 51
3 Cheltenham Town 28 13 8 7 37 26 14 6 4 4 20 15 14 7 4 3 17 11 11 47
4 Morecambe 29 13 7 9 39 40 13 6 4 3 17 15 16 7 3 6 22 25 -1 46
5 Salford City 28 12 9 7 38 23 15 7 8 0 26 11 13 5 1 7 12 12 15 45
6 Tranmere Rovers 28 13 6 9 37 34 15 8 1 6 24 18 13 5 5 3 13 16 3 45
7 Newport County 28 12 8 8 37 31 14 8 3 3 17 14 14 4 5 5 20 17 6 44
8 Exeter City 27 11 10 6 49 34 14 8 2 4 29 16 13 3 8 2 20 18 15 43
9 Carlisle United 25 13 4 8 35 24 12 9 1 2 25 13 13 4 3 6 10 11 11 43
10 Bolton Wanderers 29 11 8 10 36 40 15 5 4 6 16 18 14 6 4 4 20 22 -4 41
11 Leyton Orient 28 11 6 11 35 30 15 7 4 4 22 13 13 4 2 7 13 17 5 39
12 Crawley Town 27 10 8 9 37 35 14 6 4 4 21 15 13 4 4 5 16 20 2 38
13 Bradford City 27 10 7 10 31 31 13 5 4 4 14 13 14 5 3 6 17 18 0 37
14 Walsall 28 8 13 7 35 37 15 5 5 5 16 18 13 3 8 2 19 19 -2 37
15 Harrogate Town 29 10 6 13 33 37 13 3 4 6 10 15 16 7 2 7 23 22 -4 36
16 Scunthorpe United 27 11 2 14 31 35 14 6 2 6 18 19 13 5 0 8 13 16 -4 35
17 Oldham Athletic 28 10 5 13 46 52 14 4 1 9 21 26 14 6 4 4 25 26 -6 35
18 Mansfield Town 28 7 13 8 37 39 14 2 6 6 18 23 14 5 7 2 19 16 -2 34
19 Port Vale 29 9 6 14 41 44 14 5 3 6 21 18 15 4 3 8 20 26 -3 33
20 Colchester United 28 7 12 9 30 37 13 6 5 2 20 14 15 1 7 7 10 23 -7 33
21 Stevenage 30 7 12 11 24 31 15 4 6 5 13 12 15 3 6 6 11 19 -7 33
22 Southend United 29 6 6 17 18 45 15 4 1 10 13 23 14 2 5 7 5 22 -27 24
23 Barrow 27 5 8 14 32 39 14 3 7 4 20 20 13 2 1 10 12 19 -7 23
24 Grimsby Town 27 5 6 16 20 46 13 2 4 7 9 20 14 3 2 9 11 26 -26 21

Read more about League Two

The English Football League Two (usually referred to as League Two) is the fourth highest division in English football. The League Two league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Four teams are promoted and four relegated.