Oxford United under the direction of Karl Robinson got off to a somewhat slow start in League One, earning 14 points from their first 13 games.
However, they seem to have found their form recently, as they are currently enjoying a five-game unbeaten streak in England’s third division.
After an admirable draw away at Portsmouth, the U’s were able to defeat Bolton Wanderers for their fifth league victory of the year before drawing with Fleetwood Town thanks to Gatlin O’Donkor’s second-half equaliser.
Following a draw by the same scoreline away at Shrewsbury Town, Robinson’s team most recently competed in third-tier competition last Saturday at home against Port Vale, which they won handily.
They now enter the game this weekend after winning the FA Cup away at Woking on Wednesday. Tyler Goodrham and Bodin both scored goals in the 2-1 victory to secure their place in the second round.
Oxford will look to continue building momentum and rising towards the battle for playoff places with a second straight three-point haul in League One on Saturday. Their improved run of form has moved them into the top half.
The newly promoted visitors are struggling at the bottom of the league and they are a team that is trying to turn things around.
With 11 points from their opening 12 games, the Green appeared to be finding their feet in their new surroundings, but a poor run of form since has seen them add just two more points to their tally in six outings.
Only Burton Albion have allowed more goals than Ian Burchnall’s team have given up and only Cheltenham Town and Morecambe have managed fewer goals than the 15 they have managed since their promotion.
They are currently searching for their first league victory in seven games and only their fourth of the season.
While results does see them remain at the foot of the table, the bottom end of the division remains particularly tight at this stage, with 21st-placed MK Dons only a point better off, and Burchnall’s men will hope that they can quickly improve their position if they are able to put a run of positive results together in the coming weeks.
1×2 Betting Odds
With everything said, it should not be doubt to consider the home side as the heavy favourite!
And the market agrees.
Oxford United have the safest odds of 1.55 to win this game while the chances of points shared stands at a far-fetched 4.60.
What is even more far-fetched are the odds of a win for the away side.
The odds of Forest Green being away from home and winning this one is 6.80!
Only a miracle worker and an ultra-optimist can vision a victory for the away side!
Total goals over/under
The odds that the number goals scored will surpass the line of 2.5 stands at 1.78.
While the chances that the total number of goals scored will be less than 2.5 stands at 2.17.
A tricky bet, but we would go with over 2.5! (Just a personal opinion.)