Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bristol Rovers will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Exeter and Oxford United when they take on Fleetwood Town on Matchday 18. The Pirates have been in a fine form of late and, as a result, the odds for home win are dropping. With no fresh injury worries to report, Matt Taylor is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Exeter thanks to Aguilera Zamora’s goal.
The Cod Army, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over Port Vale. Fleetwood, though, are not regarded as good travellers and we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from the midweek clash. Harvey Macadam limped off with injury in the last league match, with Ryan Graydon being ready to step up. In the first half of the season Bristol Rovers defeated Fleetwood 2-1.
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.