It’s only the 4th EFL meeting between Bristol & Forest Green. Past EFL results have favoured FGR (a 2-0 win and a 0-0 draw in League 2, followed by the 2-1 FGR win this season).
Both sides came up from League 2 last season – Bristol securing the final automatic promotion place at the expense of Northampton on goal difference thanks to a final day 7-0 victory over Scunthorpe.
Bristol’s first season back in League 1 has been rather more comfortable than FGR’s. They are in 15th place with 42 points (19 points ahead of Rovers). They won’t be challenging for promotion or play-offs but neither are they likely to be sucked into the relegation places.
They are on something of a poor run of form over the last 8 games, with just 5 points to show for their efforts in these matches. However, they are as good on the road as they have been at home so far this season. Not many sides have scored more goals than Bristol’s 47 in 34 games. Defensively they have struggled – only FGR and Burton have conceded more goals (55 of them).