Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After suffering a 2-1 loss at Newport, Walsall will look to give fans something to cheer about when they take on Bristol Rovers at Bescot Stadium. The Saddlers continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and you should know that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive win at home in all competitions. George Miller should keep his place up front as a lone forward despite failing to find the net in the defeat to the Exiles.
Bristol Rovers, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Hartlepool and Leyton Orient in the previous two league fixtures. The Pirates are not regarded as good travelers, and given Walsall’s fine home record, we predict that the Saddlers are going to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s clash. Veteran attacker Leon Clarke is injured for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (James Clark ):
Born in Berlin, Germany, James Clark is an experienced defender who plays for Walsall in the League Two. After spending his youth career at Watford, Clark played for the likes of Oxford United, Oxford City, Salisbury City, Woking, and Bristol Rovers before joining Walsall on a two-year deal.
The defender, who wears the No. 5 jersey at Walsall, has a contract with the Saddlers which should expire in June 2021. His primary position is centre-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a right-back as well. His preferred foot is right. James Clark made his League Two debut with Walsall on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 win over Northampton Town.
He scored his first goal for the Saddlers in the Northampton Town clash as well, helping the team pick up all three points from the PTS Academy Stadium clash. Clark scored his first professional goal during his spell with Bristol Rovers. He found the net in a 2-1 win over Wycombe at the start of the 2018/19 season.
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.