Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A place in the FA Cup round 3 will be at stake when Bristol Rovers and Plymouth Argyle face each other at Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Pirates aim to build on back-to-back league wins over Rochdale and Shrewsbury Town, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Bristol Rovers kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Bromley, and they are surely capable of beating Plymouth Argyle at home ground.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Jonson Clarke-Harris, who has netted seven goals in the League One so far this season. The Pilgrims, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in all competitions. Plymouth Argyle’s primary goal is to secure promotion to the League One, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Bristol Rovers):
Established back on August 1, 1883, Bristol Rovers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. Bristol Rovers were formed after a meeting at the Eastville Restaurant under the name of Black Arabs after the Arabs rugby team.
This name, though, lasted no more than one season as the club was renamed Eastville Rovers in 1884. Five years later the club’s name was officially changes to Bristol Rovers. Nicknamed the Pirates, Bristol Rovers welcome their opponents at Memorial Stadium Horfield, the venue with the capacity of 12,296. Bristol Rovers are well known for their blue and white home kit, but they are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels.
Ricky Lambert, who used to play for the likes of Southampton and Liverpool in the Premier League, is regarded as one of the club’s most notable footballers. It has to be noted that Lambert scored 51 goals in 128 appearances for the Pirates in the league.