Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bristol Rovers play host to Accrington Stanley at their Memorial Stadium on day 7 of the new League One campaign. The Pirates aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Burton Albion and we predict that they are going to fight tooth and nail against the Accy. Bristol Rovers continued with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels and seeing that Accrington sit in the relegation zone ahead of the trip to Gloucestershire, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts.
A man to watch in the home team will be Jonson Clarke-Harris, who has netted 2 goals so far this term. The Accy did well to beat Milton Keynes Dons at home in their last league match, but given their poor away record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
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 (Accrington):
Founded back in 1891 and reformed in 1968, Accrington Stanley are an English football club that compete in the League One. The original team competed in the Football League from 1921 to 1962, spending the last four seasons in Lancashire Combination.
The Accy are well known for their red home kit, whilst they wear sky blue shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The League One side play their home games at Crown Ground, the stadium which can hold up to 5,450 spectators (3,100 seated). Accrington have been playing at Crown Ground since 1970.
Listed as the all-time favourite player amongst fans, Chris Grimshaw is one of the most famous Accrington Stanley footballers. However, George Stewart is the team’s top scorer, netting 136 goals in total from 1954 to 1958. It has to be noted that the Accy have yet to represent England in European competitions.