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Doncaster Rovers will arrive at Memorial Stadium on Monday for the League One showdown with home side Bristol Rovers.
Our tips, poll and stats for Bristol Rovers v Doncaster Rovers can all be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Bristol Rovers will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 2-1 League One loss in their previous game against Ipswich Town.
For Bristol Rovers, the goals were scored by Luke Leahy (1' Own goal) and Luke McCormick (18'). Alan Judge (11') was the scorer for Ipswich Town.
Bristol Rovers have struggled with their forward play of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 versus opponents over the course of their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, The Pirates have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 9. We will have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Bristol Rovers:
- have not registered a win against Doncaster Rovers in their last 5 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Charlton Athletic in League One competition, Doncaster Rovers will be hoping to turn things around here.
Ian Maatsen (12') scored for Charlton Athletic.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Doncaster Rovers has been evident of late. Checking on their last six meetings reveals that it’s happened 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 8 and The Rovers have scored 2.
Ahead of this meeting, Doncaster Rovers have not won away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 27/01/2018 tells us that Bristol Rovers have won 1 of them and Doncaster Rovers 5, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The last league match between these sides was League One match day 3 on 26/09/2020 when it ended Doncaster Rovers 4-1 Bristol Rovers.
The referee was Trevor Kettle.
Team News: Bristol Rovers
Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Doncaster Rovers
From a largely available group, there’s just a single fitness issue for the Doncaster Rovers manager Andy Butler to be concerned with. Tyreece John-Jules (Torn Muscle) won’t be in action.
We’re of the opinion that Doncaster Rovers and Bristol Rovers may both struggle to make a breakthrough here.
At this stage, it appears to have the makings of a possible draw. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive game with a 0-0 score by the conclusion of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (12,300)
Captain: Max Ehmer
Chairman: Wael al-Qadi
Manager: Joey Barton
Competitions: League One position 23
⭐ Star Man: Brandon Hanlan
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Brandon Hanlan was born in Chelsea, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Charlton Athletic in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 7 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 37 appearances.