Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Highbury Stadium will host Sunday’s festive fixture between Fleetwood Town and Bristol Rovers. Fleetwood Town did well to beat Rochdale on Boxing Day, with the team putting an end to their three-game winless run in the League One. The Fishermen aim to regain their spot in top six, and we are positive that they will go for a win against Bristol Rovers. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Ireland international Paddy Madden, who has been scoring goals for fun in the English third tier this season.
The Pirates, on the other hand, recorded four wins in the previous six league fixtures, but they failed to impress in the Boxing Day defeat to relegation strugglers AFC Wimbledon. Seeing that the visitors head into the Highbury Stadium clash with the lack of confidence, home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Josh Morris):
Josh Morris is a product of Blackburn Rovers football school who plays for Fleetwood Town in the League One. Morris’ main position is left midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both left-back and central midfielder as well.
The English footballer started his senior career at Blackburn Rovers and he played for the likes of Yeovil Town, Rotherham United, Carlisle United and Fleetwood Town on loan before moving to Bradford City in the summer of 2015. Josh Morris, though, found his best form at Scunthorpe United, scoring 35 goals in 107 appearances for the club in the league.
Before the start of the 2018/2019 League One season Morris re-joined Fleetwood Town, signing a two-year contract with the Fishermen. Josh Morris scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win over Peterborough United at Weston Homes Stadium. His contract with Fleetwood Town should expire on June 30, 2021.
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.