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Bristol Rovers and Rochdale meet at The Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Three points are on the line in this weekend’s League Two contest. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Bristol Rovers vs Rochdale – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Bristol Rovers and Rochdale square off in England’s League Two on Saturday. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Rochdale Double Chance
Before their narrow midweek reverse to Hartlepool, Rochdale had gone an impressive eight games in League Two without defeat and they could put more points on the board when they visit a depleted Bristol Rovers outfit on Saturday. The Pirates already had numerous injuries to contend with, however, they lost both Sam Finley and Cian Harries to red cards on Tuesday and with that suspended pair added to their last of absentees, Rovers are worth opposing this weekend.
Both Teams to Score
Neither Bristol Rovers or Rochdale can be relied upon to keep clean sheets, though both clubs know how to find the net at the right end – something evidenced by their respective run of results. Indeed, both teams have scored in seven of Rovers and Rochdale’s last nine League Two assignments and we recommend another stake on BTTS when these two consistent market performers face off at The Memorial Stadium.
Rochdale to Score First
Victories have been hard to come by for Rochdale this season, though the Dale have developed a knack for breaking the deadlock in their games in recent weeks. In fact, Robbie Stockdale’s side have opened the scoring in five of their last seven fixtures in League Two and their fast-starting quality makes them worth backing in this niche market on Saturday.
Bristol Rovers vs Rochdale: Match Preview
Bristol Rovers Team News
Josh Grant, Alfie Kilgour, Harvey Saunders, Anssi Jaakola, Leon Clarke and Alex Rodman are all out for Bristol Rovers this weekend, while Mark Hughes and Junior Brown remain doubtful. Cian Harries and Sam Finley are also out through suspension having been dismissed in the Pirates 2-1 defeat at home to Port Vale on Tuesday.
Rochdale Team News
Sam Graham, Jimmy Keohane and top scorer Alex Newby all sat out Rochdale's 2-1 loss at Hartlepool on Wednesday evening and all three players could miss this weekend's fixture. Rochdale have lost just six times in 20 League Two fixtures this term, though their meagre return of five victories means they are all the way down in 16th place in the table.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Bristol Rovers vs Rochdale
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
Bristol Rovers vs Rochdale Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Can either team win the title this season?
Neither club is expected to be in the League Two title race this season.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Which club is favourite to win on Saturday?
The bookmakers have made Bristol Rovers their favourites to win this weekend.