Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Bristol Rovers and Bradford City square off against each other at Memorial Stadium in what is expected to be an exciting League Two game. The Pirates are fighting hard to book their place in the playoffs, and seeing that several teams are breathing down their neck, Saturday’s clash is of big importance for the home side. You should know that Bristol Rovers are after their fourth consecutive win on home soil.
The Bantams, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the table. Bradford City will almost certainly secure the League Two survival, meaning that they have little to play for in the season finale. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 2-2 draw, but home win should be considered as Bristol Rovers want this triumph more than Bradford City.
Highlighted Player (Glenn Whelan):
Probably one of the most underrated footballers in Premier League history, Glenn Whelan was born on 13 January 1982 in Dublin and he went on to enjoy a very successful career on club and international level.
Following spells with Manchester City, Bury and Sheffield Wednesday, the defensive midfielder found his peace at the Britannia Stadium, making over 250 Premier League appearances for Stoke City and keeping his place in the side under both Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes. Predominantly focused on doing the dirty defensive work and helping out the back four, Whelan never quite made the headlines for his style of play or quality of his displays, but remained an important player for both club and country.
The midfielder has so far made over 70 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions, and starting all three group games at the Euro 2012 finals, while helping The Green Army qualify for the Euro 2016 as well.