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Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Wigan Athletic

23 February 2021

Match Previews

Match Preview: Bristol Rovers v Wigan Athletic

23 February 2021

Joey Barton starts his Rovers career with a Tuesday evening fixture against Wigan Athletic...

Following defeat on Saturday against Gillingham, and a busy Monday morning, we take a look ahead to the Gas' home meeting with Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night at 7pm.

Back Rovers from home for Joey Barton's first game as manager with a £10 iFollow match pass!

Media Talk...

Fresh from his announcement as Rovers manager on Monday morning, Joey Barton caught up with the club's media to talk through his approach to both the job, and Tuesday night's game...

Form Guide…

Wigan's attacking pairing of Will Keane and Kyle Joseph lead the way for the club's goalscoring endeavours, with five goals to their name each so far this season. The Latics have found the net on eight occasions through set-pieces, accounting for 28% of their overall goals this campaign.

Including their other meeting with the Gas this season, Wigan have achieved 5 clean sheets across all competitions.


EFL sponsors Sky Bet have Rovers priced at 6/5 to take the three points on Saturday, with a 1-0 scoreline to Rovers offered at 13/2. Brandon Hanlan is matched at 17/10 to score at any time, with Sky Bet offering a price boost of 9/2 on Rovers to win and both teams to score.

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Man in the Middle

Carl Brook will take charge of Tuesday's encounter. In his 19 games so far this season, Brook has handed out 68 yellow cards and 2 red cards. He hasn't yet officiated on Rovers.

Last Meeting

The Gas met Wigan Athletic earlier in the season at the DW Stadium in what would result in a 0-0 draw. Sam Nicholson would go closest in the encounter, rounding the 'keeper before being denied on the line by a retreating defender. Catch the full highlights below.

Previous Encounters

Rovers met Wigan in the backend of the 2017/2018 campaign in Sky Bet League One, with Liam Sercombe scoring the first goal of the tie at the Mem before Ryan Colcough equalised for the visitors late on after coming off the bench.

How to Watch

Joey Barton takes his first Rovers game when the Gas meet Wigan, catch it all live on iFollow with a £10 match pass - find all the details on the coverage below...

Around the Grounds

Rochdale host Northampton Town on Tuesday evening, a fixture featuring two sides towards the bottom end of the table. Swindon Town travel to Sincil Bank to take on league-leaders Lincoln City, while 2nd-placed Hull host Ipswich Town at the KCOM. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's Burton Albion side travel south to take on Charlton Athletic.

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