Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Portsmouth will be aiming to regain their spot in top six when they take on rock-bottom Bristol Rovers at their Fratton Park. The Pompey aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to MK Dons and Swindon Town, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Bristol Rovers. Jack Whatmough remains on the sidelines through suspension, while all Jacobs, Bass, Hiwula-Mayifuila, and Harrison are likely to miss the game with injuries.
The rock-bottom side, on the other hand, have slim chances of securing the League One survival. The Pirates are low on confidence following back-to-back defeats to Lincoln and MK Dons, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Portsmouth’s party at Fratton Park. Alex Rodman has recovered from his injury, while Sam Nicholson is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Ellis Harrison):
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.