Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Shrewsbury Town will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon when they host Bristol Rovers at their Greenhous Meadow. The Shrews aim to move a little closer to the playoffs berth, but the midweek fixture will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Shrewsbury Town are eyeing their first home win of the season, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the Bristol Rovers game.
The Pirates, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous four games in all competitions. Bristol Rovers head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Burton, and seeing that Shrewsbury Town have been having their ups and downs at the start of the season, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Both bosses could use the midweek fixture to rest some first-team regulars.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Pierre):
Born on February 17, 1993 in Southall, England Aaron Pierre is a professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town in the League One as a defender. Pierre started his youth career at Fulham at the age of 15 and in 2011 he moved to Brentford youth school.
Speaking of his senior career, the 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Brentford, Cambridge United, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town before signing a deal with Shrewsbury Town in the summer of 2019. Aaron Pierre signed for the League One side for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. Despite being born in England, the Shrewsbury Town footballer represents Granada on the international stage.
He received his first call-up for the Grenada national team in September, 2015, but he has yet to find the net with the Spice Boys. The Grenada international’s main position is centre-back, whereas his preferred foot is left.
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.