Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Sixfields Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Northampton Town and Bristol Rovers, the two relegation-threatened teams. Northampton aim to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Hull City, and you should know that they are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground. Jack Sowerby missed Monday’s clash through injury, and he is rated doubtful for the relegation six-pointer.
The Pirates, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Doncaster Rovers, and they managed to get one. Bristol Rovers did well to put an end to their five-game losing run, but beating the Cobblers on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. A man to watch in the away team will be Luke McCormick, who scored a brace in the triumph over Doncaster, while Sam Nicholson and Alex Rodman are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
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.