04.10.22 Match Preview - Rovers v Palace U21s

Rovers are back at home this evening as we continue our Papa John's Trophy campaign against Premier League side Crystal Palace's Under-21 team.

Opposition View

Former Palace player Paddy McCarthy is the manager of the Crystal Palace Under-21 side. He played 134 games for Palace, scoring six goals. including their Goal of the Season in 2009. Last month, his side hit seven past Paris Saint-Germain to top their Premier League International Cup group. John-Kymani Gordon grabbed a hat-trick, along with goals from Victor Akinwale, David Omilabu, Maliq Cadogan and Fionn Mooney.

Crystal Palace's last run-out in this competition was against Swindon Town on the 30th of August in which McCarthy's side came away with a two-nil victory courtesy of goals from John-Kymani Gordon. Palace currently sit one place above Rovers in Group M, with three points to their name. 

Last Time Out

Ref Watch

James Oldham is the match official for this evening's game. This season, referee Oldham has taken charge of seven games across League One, League Two and the League Cup. In the last match Oldham officiated, Accrington Stanley's 3-1 victory over Morecambe last weekend, he handed seven yellow cards and one red, with Arthur Gnahoua receiving his marching orders.


Betting Preview

EFL sponsors Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 17/20 for the win on Tuesday evening. Rovers can also be backed at 10/1 to win the game 2-0.

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

How to Watch

Tonight's game against Crystal Palace U21s is live on iFollow!

Match passes for the game cost £10, with most of the revenue coming back to the football club. 

To purchase a match pass - please click HERE.

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