Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Memorial Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Bristol Rovers and Plymouth. The Pirates did well to beat AFC Wimbledon 4-2 in their last league match, with the team quickly bouncing back from a 2-0 loss to Gillingham. Bristol Rovers are eager to escape the danger zone, and they should take advantage of Plymouth’s current form. The Pilgrims do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of Matchday 17, with the team losing each of their previous four league fixtures.
Plymouth have been struggling at the back of late, and given Bristol Rovers’ display in the triumph over the Dons, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of spoiling the Pirates’ party at Memorial Stadium. The attacking partnership of Nicholson and Hanlan has been in a perfect working order of late, and we are positive that the duo will pose a big threat to the opposition back line.
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 (Plymouth):
Nicknamed the Pilgrims, Plymouth are a professional football club that host their rivals at Home Park. The stadium, which can hold up to 18,600 people, was built in 1892 and opened the following year. Plymouth footballers wear dark green jerseys and white shorts when playing in front of home fans, while light green and white are the dominant colours of their away kit.
The Pilgrims made it to the FA Cup semi-finals in the 1983-84 season, with the team advancing to the Football League Cup semis on two occasions (1964-65, 1973-74). The Pilgrims recorded their biggest win against Millwall on January 16, 1932, with the team beating the Lions 8-1, and they repeated the success in 1994 as they rolled over Hartlepool United in the Second Division.
The club suffered their heaviest defeat against Stoke City (0-9) on December 17, 1960. Fellow Devon teams Exeter City and Torquay United are seen as the club’s fiercest rivals.