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Derby County will host away team Bristol Rovers at Pride Park Stadium in this League One match on Saturday.
Our tips, poll and stats for Derby County v Bristol Rovers can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Derby County fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 3-0 League One triumph over Barnsley.
For Derby County, the scorers were James Collins (35', 63') and Craig Forsyth (48').
In their last six fixtures, Paul Warne's Derby County have netted a combined total of 14 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 2.33.
Bristol Rovers head into the game following on from a 0-1 EFL Trophy win as they beat Newport County in their last outing.
The only name on the scoresheet from Bristol Rovers was Antony Evans (37').
Over the course of their last 6 outings, Bristol Rovers have bagged the sum of 7 goals. Bristol Rovers have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, they’ve seen 7 goals go into their own net.
Head to head
A review of past results between these clubs stretching back to 15/02/1992 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for Bristol Rovers. They’ve not been able to get any victories whatsoever whereas Derby County have been the better of the two, running out winners in 83 per cent of those matches.
17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 12 of them for The Rams and 5 created by The Pirates. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league meeting between these clubs was League One match day 42 on 15/04/2023 when the final score was Bristol Rovers 1-1 Derby County.
The match was refereed by Ollie Yates.
Team News: Derby County
Jake Rooney (Cruciate ligament tear), Elliot Embleton (Torn thigh muscle), Liam Thompson (Hamstring strain) and Callum Elder (ankle sprain) are unavailable for Derby County manager Paul Warne.
Team News: Bristol Rovers
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Bristol Rovers manager Andy Mangan has no fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
In this match, Derby County will probably fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they come up against Bristol Rovers, who will not find it easy scoring.
We’re therefore anticipating a comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Derby County come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Pride Park Stadium (32,956)
Captain: Conor Hourihane
Chairman: David Clowes
Manager: Paul Warne
Competitions: League One position 7, EFL Trophy (Group G - North)
🔑 Star Man: Martyn Waghorn
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Martyn Waghorn was born in South Shields, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Sunderland in the 2007 - 2008 season, the gifted Forward has got 6 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 12 appearances.