23.09.22 Match Preview - Rovers v Accrington Stanley

Rovers are at The Mem for the second weekend in a row when we face Accrington Stanley on Saturday afternoon.

The Gas welcome Accrington to BS7 as we look to bounce back from defeat against Lincoln City last week. Take a look at all the match build-up below as we get you ready for another matchday! 

Manager's Preview

Player Preview

Last Time Out

Opposition View

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman is hoping to build on his side's victory over Cheltenham Town last week and has said that his Accrington side will try and 'stamp their authority' on the game this weekend, 

“Bristol Rovers have suffered the same as us in that they have been decimated by injuries, particularly in defence.

“They have assembled a decent squad and when they get their players back they are a handful for any team in this league. They have good attacking players who are capable of scoring goals.

“Joey’s had experience in this league before, he knows the game, he has played at the highest level, he has got good players in and they are good at taking the game to you.

“You don’t get many games when they don’t score which is testament to how well they attack and we have got to try and get our style of football onto the pitch and stamp our authority on the game."


Form Guide

Accrington currently sit in 17th place in the League One table with 10 points from their nine games this season. In their last game, a Papa Johns Trophy group stage clash with Salford City, John Coleman's side would eventually lose on penalties after a goalless draw in Greater Manchester.

Stanley's victory against Cheltenham Town last week put a stop to their run of four straight defeats in League One with the only goal of the tie being scored by Sean McConville, who is The Reds' top goalscorer this season, with four league goals to his name. 


Ref Watch

Lee Swabey has been chosen as the official for Saturday's match. The last time Swabey officiated a game involving the Gas was during our 2-1 away victory against Crawley Town in March. This season, Swabey has taken charge of only one game in League One, which was Shrewsbury Town's victory over Wycombe Wanderers in August.


Betting Preview

EFL sponsors Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 17/20 to claim all three points on Saturday afternoon. A 2-0 scoreline in favour of the Gas can be backed at 14/1. On the goalscorer markets, Ryan Loft is priced at 8/1 to open the scoring, whilst Antony Evans can be backed at 10/3 to score at any time throughout Saturday's clash.

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

How to Watch

Due to the international break, Saturday's game is available to watch live on iFollow! 

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

To purchase a match pass - please click HERE.

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