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Bristol Rovers and Walsall meet at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Rovers have their eye on League Two’s top half when they host the struggling Saddlers. Read our free predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.
Bristol Rovers vs Walsall – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Bristol Rovers have claimed ten of the last 12 points on offer ahead of their tussle with Walsall in Gloucestershire. Read our top three predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.
Bristol Rovers to Win
Bristol Rovers survived a late rally to beat Scunthorpe 3-2 on Tuesday – pushing their recent surge to three wins in four League Two assignments in the process. Walsall meanwhile, were beaten for the fourth time on the spin the same evening (1-2 Bradford) and with their confidence at a low ebb, the Saddlers could struggle to match their host’s momentum.
Both Teams to Score
Both teams rattled the net when Bristol Rovers edged Walsall out 2-1 in the teams’ reverse fixture in September and we’re tipping both defences to concede again in Saturday’s rematch. Rovers have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine matches in League Two, while the Saddlers have shut out their opponents just once in their last eight games. Those records make for compelling reading, so back both teams to register again this weekend.
Over 1.5 Bristol Rovers Team Goals
Walsall’s rearguard has been alarmingly leaky in recent weeks and the Saddlers have conceded at least two goals in 100% of their last five fixtures in the fourth tier. Bristol Rovers – who have plundered ten goals in their last four contests – have the firepower to punish Walsall’s abject defending and as such they are a great bet in the over 1.5 team goals market.
Bristol Rovers vs Walsall Match Preview: In-form Rovers targeting more points
Bristol Rovers’ dramatic 3-2 triumph at Scunthorpe on Tuesday was their third victory in four League Two tests and back at The Memorial Stadium – where the Pirates are targeting a third straight win – more success is anticipated. Manager Joey Barton will hope to have defensive reinforcements in the form of injured trio Cian Harries, Alfie Kilgour and Junior Brown back in the matchday squad this weekend.
Walsall were denied a share of the spoils at home to Bradford in midweek by a late Andrew Cook penalty and the Saddlers cut a deflated bunch at full time at Banks’s Stadium as a result. Matty Taylor has a job on his hands to repair his players’ confidence and the Walsall boss will hope Rollin Menayese’s return from suspension will help to patch up the team’s underperforming backline.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Bristol Rovers vs Walsall
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Bristol Rovers vs Walsall Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
Is this game on TV?
Bristol Rovers vs Walsall is not being shown live on TV in the UK.
What time does this fixture kick off?
The game is scheduled to start at 16:00 CET (GMT +1).
Can either team win the title this season?
Neither club is in the running to land the League Two title this season.