Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Memorial Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Bristol Rovers and Stevenage, who face each other on day 2 of the new League Two campaign. Bristol Rovers did not make a flying start to the season as they were beaten at Mansfield, but it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Anyhow, home win should not be considered as head coach Joey Barton has some selection worries ahead of the visit of Stevenage.
Experienced midfielder Paul Coutts is banned for the hosts, while defender Trevor Clarke is likely to miss the game through injury. The Boro, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Barrow in their opener, with Jake Reeves scoring the only goal of the match. Since the hosts head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Mark Little):
Mark Little is a right back who plays for Bristol City. Little started his youth career at Wolverhampton Wonderers and he made 27 appearances for the first team as well. He made his Wolves debut on 23 August, 2006 in the League Cup clash against Chesterfield.
After spending two years on loan at Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Peterborough United, he signed a permanent deal with Peterborough on 25 May, 2010. The defender scored three goals in 148 appearances for the ABAX Stadium outfit, but in 2014 turned down a new contract offer. Mark Little joined Bristol City on 1 July, 2014 and he has been playing for the Robins ever since.
The English footballer, who was born on 20 August, 1988 made 23 appearances for Bristol City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club. His main position is right back, but he is capable of playing as midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Stevenage):
Based in Hertfordshire, England, Stevenage Borough are a professional club that compete in the League Two. The Boro are well known for their red and white home hit, while dark blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Stevenage play their home games at Broadhall Way, the stadium which can hold up to 6,722 spectators and they were founded in 1976.
The Boro have won FA Trophy on two occasions (2006/07, 2008/09), with the team clinching the Herts Senior Cup title in the 2008/09 season thanks to a 2-1 win over Cheshunt. Luton are considered one of the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in matches between the two sides.
In 2015 fighting broke out between rival fans near to the end of the clash at the Lamex. It has to be noted that Stevenage Borough were founded in 1976 after the bankruptcy of Stevenage Athletic.