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The League Two match at Memorial Stadium on Saturday will see home team Bristol Rovers doing battle with Scunthorpe United.
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Bristol Rovers are hoping to win again after their last result, a 3-4 League Two success vs Rochdale.
For Bristol Rovers, the goalscorers were Sam Finley (54'), Aaron Collins (66', 89') and Elliot Anderson (95'). Luke Charman (11', 17') and Corey O'Keeffe (60') scored for Rochdale.
In their preceding 6 games, Joey Barton's Bristol Rovers have netted 11 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.83.
Looking at their past form shows that Bristol Rovers:
- have not been beaten in the league by Scunthorpe United in their previous 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 12 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
In their last fixture, Scunthorpe United drew 1-1 in the League Two match with Hartlepool United.
The only name on the scoresheet from Scunthorpe United was Cameron Wilson (49'). Nicky Featherstone (72') scored for Hartlepool United.
The strike force from Scunthorpe United have failed to get amongst the goals over their last 6 games, recording the unsatisfactory return of only 3. In those matches, The Irons have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 12. Such a pattern might not follow through into this game, of course.
Analysis of their past results shows that Scunthorpe United:
- remain unbeaten by Bristol Rovers in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are without an away win for the past 10 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 25/02/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Bristol Rovers winning 2 of those games, Scunthorpe United 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them from The Pirates and 7 created by The Irons. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league game between the two was League Two match day 22 on 25/01/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Scunthorpe United 2-3 Bristol Rovers.
The match was refereed by Anthony Backhouse.
Team News: Bristol Rovers
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the Bristol Rovers gaffer Joey Barton to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Jon Nolan (Calf Injury) misses out.
Team News: Scunthorpe United
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the Scunthorpe United boss Keith Hill has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Scunthorpe United will likely create enough chances to score a goal against this Bristol Rovers side, although it isn’t expected to be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see a narrow 2-1 victory for Bristol Rovers by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. It’s a very tough call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (12,300)
Captain: Paul Coutts
Chairman: Wael al-Qadi
Manager: Joey Barton
Competitions: League Two position 4
🔑 Key Player: Aaron Collins
Usually used in the Striker position, Aaron Collins was born in Wales. After making a first senior appearance for Newport County in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 13 league goals in this League Two 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 44 appearances.