Tranmere vs Forest Green Rovers predictions and betting tips for the League Two play-off match on Friday 10th May 2019 at Prenton Park. Forest Green won both meetings during the season, but who will book a place at Wembley?
The current odds for Tranmere to win this first leg are 13/10 with Coral, the draw is 11/5 and Forest Green’s odds to beat Tranmere are 9/4.
A bet on under 2.5 goals is at odds of 4/6, while over 2.5 is priced at 23/20.
James Norwood is the favourite to score in the match at 13/10, or he’s 16/5 to be the first goalscorer.
Tranmere’s odds to qualify are 4/5 or it’s 10/11 for Forest Green to make the League Two play-off final at Wembley.
Kick-off time: 7.45pm
Date: Friday 10th May 2019
Venue: Prenton Park
There is a bit of a rivalry between these two League Two sides and it stems back from their National League play-off final two years ago, where Forest Green ran out 3-1 winners at Wembley. They have also won both fixtures in League Two between the sides this season, with their recent 1-0 win at Prenton Park seriously damaging Tranmere’s automatic promotion hopes. However, we’re betting on Tranmere to get the slight advantage ahead of the second leg here.
Micky Mellon’s side have had a brilliant first season back in the Football League and anything from here would be a bonus for the Merseyside club. Success is rife in that part of the world at the moment, with Liverpool in the Champions League final against Tottenham still to come.
We’re betting on a close home win for the first of our Tranmere vs Forest Green betting tips in this one, so take the 13/10 for Tranmere to win.
Forest Green have never been in the third tier of English football and this fifth place finish is the highest in their history. They have never been relegated.
In James Norwood, Tranmere have the League Two player of the season, and the top goalscorer in the division. He has already scored 29 times in this campaign and to add extra spice to this play-off game, he’s also a former Forest Green player. We’ve tipped up Norwood to score a few times already in our Tranmere previews this season, and we’re sticking with him for our anytime goalscorer tip on this match.
This two legged affair is set to be a really close game and Tranmere will want to ensure they can get the advantage before the second leg on Monday night. They were stuck in the National League for three seasons before beating Boreham Wood in the play-off final last season, and now have the chance to return to League One for the first time since 2014.
Their form isn’t great coming into the play-offs though, having missed out on automatic promotion thanks to a run of just one win in seven at the end of the campaign. Forest Green finished a point above them in the League Two table but their form was much better, winning four and losing just once in their final six matches.
However, home advantage in-front of a bumper Prenton Park crowd could mean Tranmere get a vital first leg lead here, so the last of our Tranmere vs Forest Green predictions is for the match to end in a 1-0 home win and we’re taking the 6/1 to Coral to unlock our 3 free £10 bets sign-up offer.