Match Preview – Rovers v Accrington Stanley – News


Rovers are at The Mem for the second weekend in a row when we take on Accrington Stanley on Saturday afternoon.

The Gas welcome Accrington to BS7 as we look to bounce back from losing to Lincoln City last week. Take a look at the full match build-up below as we prepare you for another matchday!

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Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman is hoping to build on his team’s win over Cheltenham Town last week and has said his Accrington side will try to “establish their authority” in the game this weekend.

“Bristol Rovers have suffered the same as us in the sense that they have been decimated by injuries, particularly in defence.

“They have put together a decent team and when they get their players back they are a handful for any team in this league. They have good attacking players who are capable of scoring goals.

“Joey has had experience in this league before, he knows the game, he has played at the highest level, he has good players and they are good at bringing the game to you.

“There aren’t many games where they don’t score, which shows how well they attack and we have to try and bring our style of football onto the pitch and stamp our authority on the game.”

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Accrington currently sit 17th in the League One table with 10 points from their nine games this season. In their final match, a Papa Johns Trophy group stage clash with Salford City, John Coleman’s side would ultimately lose on penalties after a goalless draw at Greater Manchester.

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Stanley’s win against Cheltenham Town last week ended their four-game losing streak in League One with the only goal of the tie scored by Sean McConville, who is the Reds’ top scorer this season with four goals in the league in your name. .

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Lee Swabey has been chosen as an official for Saturday’s game. The last time Swabey refereed a game involving the Gas was during our 2-1 away win against Crawley Town in March. This season, Swabey has taken charge of just one game in League One, which was Shrewsbury Town’s win over Wycombe Wanderers in August.

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EFL sponsors Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 17/20 to claim all three points on Saturday afternoon. A score of 2-0 in favor of the Gas can be backed up at 14/1. In the goalscoring markets, Ryan Loft is priced at 8/1 to open the scoring, while Antony Evans can be backed at 10/3 to score at any point during Saturday’s clash.

Odds are correct at time of writing. To bet with Sky Bet, click HERE. Bet responsibly.

how to watch

Due to the international break, Saturday’s game is available to watch live on iFollow!

Match passes cost £10, with most of the revenue generated going back to the football club.

To purchase a match pass, click HERE.

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