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Match Preview - Rovers v Burton Albion

17 February 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview - Rovers v Burton Albion

17 February 2023

Rovers entertain Burton in a League One clash.

The Gas are at home for the second time in a week as we welcome Burton Albion to The Memorial Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

The game marks Brewers' boss Dino Maamria's birthday.

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Manager Preview

Joey Barton said: "It will be a totally different game (to the 4-0 win earlier in the season). There was a sending-off in the first minute and we scored from the resulting free-kick. It was tricky for them from that moment on.

"We watched the game against Fleetwood and the game against Portsmouth and they are well-versed at what they do. They are not for the purists and I’m not sure you would want to play in those teams or pay to watch them.

"But they are getting results and they are fighting for their existence in League One and they have made a good fist of it since Dino has gone in there."

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Player Preview

New centre-half Jarell Quansah said: "I've not seen a huge difference in the standard of football between (parent club) Liverpool and League One football. I've had to hit the ground running and I feel that as the games keep coming, I will keep improving. I'm sure the first goal will come; hopefully, it comes against Burton. We'll be ready for them, we know they'll be a difficult opponent."

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Opposition View

Burton boss Dino Maamria said: "We got back at about four o’clock in the morning after Tuesday’s game (at Portsmouth),” said Maamria.

“There’s been a lot of rest and recovery between now and then. It’s always going to be difficult on the road, but we know the way Bristol Rovers play and how they’ll set up.

“We’ve got to keep showing that fighting spirit, that togetherness, that resilience, and that will-to-win. When we get the chances, we need to capitalise on them, but we have to be resilient as well.”

Form Guide

The latest five results for both sides:

Rovers: LLLLD

Burton: LWWWL

How to Follow

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Ref Watch

The referee for tomorrow's game is Benjamin Speedie, who is a late replacement for Chris Pollard. Speedie has officiated in twenty matches so far this season, including eleven in League One. Across all his games, he has awarded an average of 24 fouls, brandishing a total of 85 yellow and three red cards.

What Are The Odds? 

If you fancy a flutter, here are the latest odds* for tomorrow's game. If you think Rovers will follow up Tuesday's 0-0 with another scoreless game, it's 11/1. However, if you think there's goals in the game, both sides to score is 4/6, with a double of Antony Evans to score and Rovers win priced at 5/1. Check out all the odds HERE

*Odds correct at time of publishing.


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