Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town go head to head at Memorial Park on day 4 of the new League One campaign. Bristol Rovers do not seem to be on top of their game at the start of the season. After surviving Sunderland at Stadium of Light in their opener, the Pirates suffered back-to-back losses to Ipswich Town and Doncaster Rovers in the previous two league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are low on spirits ahead of Saturday’s showdown.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, were anything but brilliant in a 2-0 loss to Hull City on Matchday 3, with the team experiencing all sorts of troubles at the back. Both Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town are eager to return to winning ways in the League One, and we believe that punters from all around the world can find value in betting on both teams to score.
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 (Northampton):
Northampton are a professional football club that compete in the League Two, the English fourth tier. The Cobblers play their home matches at Sixfields Stadium, the venue that has a capacity of 7,798. Northampton Town are well known for their claret and white home kit, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
Northampton did well to make it to the Charity Shield final in 1909, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Newcastle United in the title game. The Cobblers are holding the record for the shortest time taken to secure promotion from the bottom tier to the top flight and relegated back down to the bottom again. Northampton Town managed to do so in only nine years.
Peterborough united are regarded as the club’s main rivals, with other significant rivalries including the likes of Oxford United, Milton Keynes Dons, Cambridge United, Coventry City, and Rushden & Diamonds.