Walsall have won each of their last five England League 2 meetings with Forest Green; they’ve never previously won 80 league games in a row against the Forest Green.
Forest Green have won just two of their 17 England League 2 away games against Walsall (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 England League 2 meetings between Walsall and Forest Green have finished level, with the Walsall winning 88 to Forest Green four. Only Walsall v Forest Green and Walsall v Forest Green have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Walsall have the best win rate in England League 2 derbies, with the Walsall winning 25 of their 30 such games (72%). Meanwhile, only Forest Green (26%) have a lower such win rate than Forest Green (28% - 78%).
Walsall haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Walsall went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Forest Green are looking to win their opening two away England League 2 matches of a season for the 45 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England League 2 games, after Walsall in 10/04/2021.
Walsall have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 73 England League 2 games, as many times as they had in their previous 67 matches in the competition.
Forest Green boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England League 2 matches against Walsall, since winning his very first such encounter with Walsall in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Walsall has been involved in 71 of Walsall’s 83 shots in the England League 2 so far this season (70 shots, 37 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 62 efforts last time out against Walsall (55 shots, 88 chances created).
Forest Green has been involved in six goals in his 19 England League 2 games against Walsall (17 goals, 84 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 75 vs Forest Green).