18.11.22 Match Preview - Rovers v Peterborough United

Peterborough United are next up for the Gas...

Rovers are back at The Mem for the third game in a row as Joey Barton's side prepares to face Peterborough United in our latest Sky Bet League One challenge. Last time out, Rovers drew 2-2 with Fleetwood Town with Aaron Collins and Josh Coburn grabbing the goals.

Manager's Preview

The Rovers boss has explained that the upcoming tests against Peterborough United and Bolton Wanderers will be a chance for the Gas to prove that they can mix it with the promotion-chasing sides in the division.

"It’s frustrating and I think when we learn those lessons, I do think we are a good side. It will be up to us whether we are a promotion-chasing side or just a good League Two team that has stayed up quite comfortably in League One, which would be progress for the group.

But I think everyone that comes to watch us, fans and journalists alike, you know we’re better than 17th. How good we are, we’re yet to find out, but we have that feeling ourselves. But at the minute, the league table doesn’t lie and at the end of the 46 games, it won’t lie.

It’s frustrating, we feel we’re a lot better than that, but at this moment in time, we haven’t got the points on the board to show that.

The next two fixtures, if we come out with positive results and positive performances, I think we’ll know we’re at least top 10, if not top eight in the division because I feel Bolton and Peterborough are in that bracket."


Player Thoughts

James Connolly has said that Rovers are constantly looking at what to improve on.

"We always look at what we can improve on. We want to keep more clean sheets and score more goals. We look at all aspects of our game and we just want to improve.

You just want to win every game and every game is different, I've never played the same game twice. If you're quiet and you win, you're happy, if it's a busy game and you win you're also happy, so I'll take it as it comes."


Last Time Out

Form Guide

Saturday's visitors to BS7 are currently in 4th place in the League One standings. Across their last five league outings, the Posh have lost twice and won three with their losses coming against Wycombe Wanderers and Exeter City. In their last game, an Emirates FA Cup First Round replay against Salford City, Peterborough came away with a 3-0 victory, courtesy of one goal from Ephron Mason-Clark and a Jack Marriot double to secure their place in the Second Round.


Familiar Faces

Jonson Clarke-Harris will be the familiar name to Rovers fans in the opposition ranks on Saturday afternoon. Clarke-Harris only spent a year and a half in BS7 but remains a popular figure amongst supporters after scoring 27 goals in 49 appearances across all competitions. The striker won the club's Goal of the Season competition for his strike against Gillingham in the 2018/19 season.


Ref Watch

Peter Wright is the match official for our match on Saturday afternoon. Referee Wright has officiated six games in League One this season with a fouls-per-game average of 23.50. Wright also hands out an average of 4.50 yellow cards a game and has given 27 cautions across his six games in League One so far this season, according to WhoScored.com.


How to Watch

Saturday's clash at The Mem is available to watch LIVE on iFollow! 

Match passes for the game cost £10 - with the majority of the revenue generated coming back to the football club. 

To purchase a match pass - please click HERE.


Betting Preview

EFL sponsors Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 2/1 for the win on Saturday afternoon. A 2-0 scoreline in favour of the Gas can be backed at 16/1. On the goalscorer markets, Josh Coburn is priced at 6/1 to open the scoring at The Mem on Saturday. Scott Sinclair can be backed at 11/8 to score anytime throughout the match.

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

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