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The League One game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Bristol Rovers prepare for the visit of opponents, Fleetwood Town.
Our tips, poll and stats for Bristol Rovers v Fleetwood Town can all be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Bristol Rovers fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-1 League One success vs Carlisle United.
Sam Lavelle (38' Own goal) was the scorer for Carlisle United.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Bristol Rovers have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Bristol Rovers have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals during that time. We will just have to see if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Bristol Rovers:
- have not been beaten in the league by Fleetwood Town in their last 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Fleetwood Town will go into this game following a 3-0 League One win to beat Exeter City in their previous fixture.
For Fleetwood Town, the goalscorers were Ryan Broom (6'), Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (32') and Phoenix Patterson (42').
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Fleetwood Town, at least three goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per match within that spell is 3.5, with the number of goals averaged by Fleetwood Town being 2.33.
A look at their previous results shows us that Fleetwood Town:
- haven't been beaten by Bristol Rovers in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 29/12/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Bristol Rovers winning 1 of those games, Fleetwood Town 1 and 4 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 from The Pirates and 7 for The Fishermen. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league contest between these sides was League One match day 41 on 10/04/2023 when it finished Fleetwood Town 1-2 Bristol Rovers.
The referee was Samuel Barrott.
Team News: Bristol Rovers
The Bristol Rovers boss Andy Mangan will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all coming into this match owing to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Fleetwood Town
Due to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Fleetwood Town boss Lee Johnson doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
Our feeling is that Fleetwood Town will need to push hard to put one past this Bristol Rovers side who should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good tussle with a 1-0 winning margin for Bristol Rovers after 90 minutes.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (9,832)
Captain: Sam Finley
Chairman: Wael al-Qadi
Manager: Andy Mangan
Competitions: League One position 10, EFL Trophy (Group H - South)
🔑 Key Player: Antony Evans
Usually taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Antony Evans was born in Kirkby, England. Having played his first senior match for Morecambe in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.