Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Tranmere and Bristol Rovers, the two out-of-form sides, take on each other at Prenton Park in what could be the turning point for one of the two teams. Tranmere Rovers suffered a 2-0 loss to Portsmouth in their last league match, with the team extending their losing run in the League One to five games. The Whites have been struggling in front of goal of late, but we believe that the time has come for the relegation strugglers to get back on course.
Considered that Bristol Rovers failed to win the last 13 games in all competitions, the hosts will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the League One. In their last meeting at Prenton Park Tranmere Rovers recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers, with Max Power scoring the only goal of the match from the penalty spot.
Highlighted Player (Ollie Banks):
Ollie Banks is an English footballer who plays for League One side Tranmere Rovers. The Rotherham local who was born on the 21st of Septemeber, 1992, joined Rotherham United in 2010 and made his professional debut in May 2011 the following season.
Incidentally, his debut game would also mark his first professional goal in football and even his final appearance for The Millers, who released him in 2012. During the next couple of years, Banks played for several Sixth and Seven tier teams before signing a professional contract with Chesterfield FC in September 2013. Banks made over 90 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals and helping them earn promotion to League One at the end of the 13/14 season.
A notable spell at Oldham Athletic succeeded his time at The Spireties before he finally joined Tranmere Rovers in May 2018. The 27-year-old who predominantly plays as a central midfielder is known for his dynamism and versatility.
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.