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Match Preview - Rovers v Sutton United

3 December 2021

Rovers welcome Sutton United to the Mem in the Emirates FA Cup second round.

Rovers reached this stage of the FA Cup after beating Oxford United 4-3 in a dramatic first round replay with super sub, Sion Spence netting two of those four goals. Rovers' award for the victory is the visit of Matt Gray's Sutton United who overcame Hayes & Yeading United in the first round. Below is all the information you need ahead of tomorrow's fixture!

Coach's Preview

Form Guide

Saturday's visitors are currently on a three game winning streak. Sutton required a penalty shoot-out to claim victory over Stevanage in the Papa John's Trophy and come into Saturday's game at the Mem having kept clean sheets in five of their last six games. Our visitors are currently 6th in the Sky Bet League Two with 32 points from 19 games so far this season.

Winger, David Ajiboye currently tops the goalscoring charts for the U's this season. The Englishman has 4 goals and two assists to his name in the league this year with 0.9 of his goals coming from outside of the penalty area. (Courtesy of Whoscored.com)

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Last Time Out

Ref Watch

Darren Drysdale is the man in the middle for Saturday's clash at the Mem. Drysdale last officiated a Rovers game in May 2019 in our 2-1 home win against Barnsley where Alex Rodman's double sealed the win for the Gas. Across League One, League Two and the League Cup this season, Drysdale has taken charge of 13 games and averages 21.62 fouls per game so far this season. Drysdale has dished out 48 yellow cards and 3 yellow cards this season. On average, Drysdale hands out 3.69 yellow cards per game and 0.23 red cards per game. Courtesy of Whoscored.com.

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Betting Preview

EFL sponsors, Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 7/5 for the win on Saturday afternoon. On the goal-scorer markets, Brett Pitman is priced at 9/2 to open the scoring on Saturday. Sam Nicholson can be back at 15/8 to score at any time in the match.

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