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Forest Green Rovers are top of the National League table!

But:

They’ll be well tested on Saturday as they take on a tricky Dover Athletic side, one which has won four of its past six matches. Read on for our predictions:

Dover Athletic vs Forest Green Rovers Betting Tips

Bet on Forest to Score Twice

Prediction: Forest Green will score more than once

Forest have six wins on the trot:

They are on fire as they look to extend their streak at The Perrys Crabble Stadium. Their recent success has been all about goals, having fired in 16 in the eight league matches they’ve played so far, 13 of which have been scored across their past four matches.

Fans should predict multiple goals to be scored from the boots of the league leaders…

Any fans keen to turn that prediction into a bet should look no further than the odds of 5/4 being offered on Forest Green to score at least twice.

Given that Mark Cooper’s men have done exactly that in each of their past four league fixtures – winning 2-1, 4-1, 5-1 and 2-1 last week against Chester – it would be decent prediction to expect Dover shot stopper Steve Arnold to have to pick the ball out of his net on a few occasions.

Add the fact that Rovers boast one of the strongest strikeforces in the division to the fact that Arnold and his defence have conceded an average of 1.4 goals-per-game this season and it looks like an increasingly wise betting opportunity.

Excellent value betting tips: Back over 3.5 goals

Forest Green should keep the scoreboard operator busy…

But:

Don’t expect it to be all one-way traffic. Dover certainly have goals in them too, which means that this could turn out to be quite a lively affair.

Two of Dover’s four home games this campaign have had over 3.5 total goals, while the average number of total goals across all four of their home matches so far has been exactly 3.5.

With Dover having scored an average of 1.75 goals per match at home this season, while Forest Green have netted an average of 1.75 times across their four away games, a bet on there to be over 3.5 goals – which is priced at odds of 2/1 – looks like it could provide excellent value.

Bet on Over 3.5 Goals

As for which side is most likely to come away with the larger share of the match’s predicted goal frenzy?

The league table doesn’t lie and Forest Green have the best away record in the division.

Dover, meanwhile, have taken just six points from a possible 12 at home – which is just the 17th best home form of the 24 teams. Athletic should score at least once, but all available stats point to them coming away from this one nursing a defeat.

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