Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Saturday’s season opener at Field Mill pits together Mansfield Town and Bristol Rovers, the two teams who have not met in a competitive match since March 2016. Back then Bristol Rovers defeated Mansfield Town thanks to Matt Taylor’s goal, meaning that the Yellows are hungry for revenge. Top scorer from the last season Jordan Bowery is still part of the team, and, no doubt, the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
The Rovers aim to build on a pre-season 3-2 win over Oxford United, and seeing that they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s clash, both teams to score betting option should be considered. A man to watch in the away team will be summer signing Brett Pitman, who scored 13 goals for Swindon Town in the 2020/21 League One campaign.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Bowery):
Born in Nottingham, England, on July 2, 1991, Jordan Bowery is a professional footballer who plays for Mansfield Town. Bowery played for a number of English clubs, but we should mentioned the notable ones only.
The Mansfield No. 9 was a part of the likes of Aston Villa, Bradford City, Rotherham United, and Crewe Alexandra in the past. Jordan Bowery joined the Yellows in the summer of 2020, signing for the club on a free transfer. He made his Mansfield Town debut in the League two in a goalless draw with Tranmere Rovers on September 12, 2020.
Bowery scored his first goal for the Yellows in a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient on September 19, 2020. Centre-forward is the position that suits him the most, but he is used as both left and right winger as well. His preferred foot is right. Jordan Bowery has never played for the England national team.
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.