Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bristol Rovers and Fleetwood Town go head to head at Memorial Stadium on Matchday 12 in what is expected to be a close encounter. Bristol Rovers did well to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Peterborough, with the team beating Walsall 2-1 on the road in the FA Cup at the weekend. Talented attacker Brandon Hanlan, who found the net in the victory over Wallsall, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
The Fishermen, on the other hand, suffered a 3-2 loss to Charlton Athletic in their last league match, with the team suffering elimination in the FA Cup as well. Since both teams are eager to return to winning ways in the League One, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. Keep in mind, though, that they played out a goalless draw in their last meeting in the English third tier.
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 (Fleetwood):
Known for their attacking style of play, Fleetwood Town are a professional football club based in Fletwood, Lancashire. The Fishermen play their home matches at Highbury Stadium, the venue with the capacity of 5,327 (2,672 seated), with the team wearing red and white shirts in home matches.
On the other hand, Fleetwood footballers are dressed in yellow when playing on the travels. The original club was founded back in 1908 under the name of Fleetwood FC and 69 years later they were re-established as Fleetwood Town F.C. In 1998 the club was renamed to Fleetwood Wanderers after the second reformation.
Legendary England footballer Joey Barton is considered one of the club’s most notable coaches. Barton, who was known for his incidents on the field, has been in charge since June 2, 2018. Neighbouring club Blackpool are regarded as one of Fleetwood’s main rivals. The Fishermen have built up rivalries with Morecambe and Preston North End as well.