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Bristol Rovers arrive at The PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday for the League One clash with hosts Northampton Town.
All Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Northampton Town will be hoping for a better result after a 3-0 League One loss in their previous game against Hull City.
Callum Elder (30'), Keane Lewis-Potter (44') and Gavin Whyte (90') scored for Hull City.
Northampton Town have not been in good attacking form in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 2 versus opponents over the course of their last 6 matches. In those meetings, The Cobblers have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 5. Regardless, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern might be maintained here in this game or not.
Their prior results show that Northampton Town:
- haven't won against Bristol Rovers in their last 6 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Bristol Rovers will go into this encounter after a 2-1 League One win as they beat Doncaster Rovers in their last fixture.
The only scorer from Bristol Rovers was Luke McCormick (37', 56'). James Coppinger (13') was the scorer for Doncaster Rovers.
The numbers tell their own story, and Bristol Rovers have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals in all. At the back, The Pirates have clearly had some problems.
Their previous form shows that Bristol Rovers:
- are undefeated by Northampton Town when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. A very good record, indeed.
- are without a win away from home in their last 12 league matches. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs going back to 01/10/2016 tells us that these encounters have been miserable for Northampton Town. They have not been able to register any victories at all while Bristol Rovers have been too good for them, beating them in 83% of those games played.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 overall at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash between these clubs was League One match day 4 on 03/10/2020 when it finished Bristol Rovers 2-0 Northampton Town.
The referee was Sam Purkiss.
Team News: Northampton Town
Northampton Town boss Jon Brady will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match with a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Bristol Rovers
Due to a completely injury-free group to choose from, Bristol Rovers manager Joey Barton has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
Our thinking is that Bristol Rovers and Northampton Town could both find goals hard to come by here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought 0-0 draw at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The PTS Academy Stadium (7,798)
Captain: Cian Bolger
Chairman: Kelvin Thomas
Manager: Jon Brady
Competitions: League One position 19
⭐ Star Player: Sam Hoskins
Customarily used in the Striker position, Sam Hoskins was born in Dorchester, England. After making a first senior appearance for Rotherham United in the 2011 - 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 5 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 39 appearances.