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Match Previews


27 January 2017

Match Previews


27 January 2017

Rovers host Swindon Town in SkyBet League One this Saturday.

Team News: Rovers are without Peter Hartley who is the only long term injury at the club.  

Darrell's View: "We are expecting a tough game against a good footballing team.

"I'm sure our fans will behind us in numbers on Saturday. The supporters will be enjoying the season to date, with us sitting 10th in League One and we are looking to build as high as we can."

Opposition: Swindon are currently 19th in SkyBet League One and in their last ten outings, they have picked up two wins, three draws and five defeats. 
Dangerman - John Goddard:  With three goals this season, the winger has been a prominent feature for Swindon so far this season, with the twenty-three-year-old making thirty-one appearances this campaign. 

After starting his career at Reading as a youngster, the midfielder left the Berkshire club in 2012 and joined Hayes & Yeading United.

Following a successful spell at Hayes, the winger attracted the attention of a number of Conference clubs, before eventually joining Woking in September 2013.

During his three-year stay at Woking, the winger scored twenty-five goals in just over one-hundred-and-ten appearances, including the impressive goal return of seventeen goals in forty-one appearances for Woking during the 2015-16 season.

In May 2016, Goddard joined Swindon Town on a three-year deal and made his debut in Swindon's opening game of the season against Coventry City.

Last Time Out: Rovers scored two goals in two minutes to defeat Swindon back in September, with a penalty from Matty Taylor paired with an own-goal from Raphael Rossi Branco.

Tickets: Saturday's game at the Mem is an ALL TICKET fixture, with tickets available online up until midnight of Friday 27th January. Both the North Terrace and West Enclosure are sold out for the visit of Swindon Town.

Betting: League sponsors SkyBet offer the following Betting Preview for the match.

'Sky Bet make Bristol Rovers the odds-on favourites at 4/5 to win at home to Swindon on Saturday afternoon.
The Robins are priced up at 16/5 to get the victory by the EFL sponsors and the draw is available at 14/5.
Exactly four goals have been scored in both of Rovers’ last two games and 9/2 is the price with Sky Bet for four goals to be netted in this contest.'

Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Swindon Town can be heard through Gas PlayerHD. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking here.    

Alternatively, stay tuned to the club’s social media outlets.    

Bristol Rovers found on TwitterFacebook & Instagram for your match day fix and make sure you use #BristolRovers

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