Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After suffering three consecutive defeats in all competitions, Doncaster Rovers will be aiming to give fans some cheer when they welcome Bristol Rovers at their Keepmoat Stadium. The Donny suffered a dip in form, whilst Graham Coughlan’s troops are on a four-match winning run in all competitions ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire.
Bristol Rovers are eyeing a place in the League One play-offs and we predict that they are going to take advantage of the fact that Doncaster do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment. The visitors are after their third consecutive clean sheet in the English third tier and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s football match. Anyhow, given the Donny’s poor form, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the away team.
Highlighted Player (Reece James):
Reece James is a talented Chelsea defender who plays for Wigan Athletic on loan. Born in Redbridge, England on December 8, 1999, James started his youth career at Chelsea football academy at the age of 6. The talented teenager played for England U18 and U19 teams and he currently represents the U20 team on the international stage.
Reece James scored 3 goals in 45 appearances for Wigan in the 2018/2019 Championship campaign, but that did not help the Latics avoid relegation to the League One. His numbers from the 2018/2019 season are impressive as he completed 91 successful tackles, 54 blocks, 44 successful dribbles and 93 clearances.
James, on the other hand, has yet to find the net for the England U20 national team. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as both centre-back and defensive midfielder as well. Reece James turned professional in March 2017.
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.