2019-20 League 1 – Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere kick off? Tuesday 20th August, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere being played? Memorial Stadium

What is the weather forecast for Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere? Clear, 14c

What television channel is Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere on? Sky have the rights to League 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking the Sky Sports schedule

Where can I stream Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere? If the match is televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Bristol Rovers vs Tranmere?

Bristol Rovers – https://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/tickets/

Tranmere – http://www.trfctickets.co.uk/

What was the score when the teams last met? Tranmere 1-0 Bristol Rovers

THE TEAM NEWS

BRISTOL ROVERS

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Jaakkola; Hare, Davies, Kilgour, Leahy; O. Clarke, Ogogo, Upson; Bennett, Adeboyejo, Smith

Unavailable: Holmes-Dennis (Injured), Matthews (Injured)

Doubtful: Little (Injured), Sercombe (Injured), Rodman (Injured)

  • Bristol Rovers were beaten 2-0 by Coventry City on Saturday and are still yet to score a goal in the league this season after failing to register a single shot on target against the Sky Blues.
  • Liam Sercombe will be assessed after coming off injured on Saturday and Alex Rodman was not involved because of a knock, so Ed Upson could be recalled to the starting line-up.
  • Mark Little remains a doubt having missed the last couple of games, while Alfie Kilgour should keep his place ahead of veteran Tony Craig in defence after being praised by his manager on Saturday.

TRANMERE

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Davies; Wilson, Ray, Monthe, Ridehalgh; Banks, Perkins; Morris, Taylor, Jennings; Ferrier

Unavailable: Miller (Injured), Ellis (Injured), Caprice (Injured), Gumbs (Injured)

Doubtful:

  • After three defeats in league and cup, Tranmere Rovers registered their first win of the season on Saturday, thrashing financially stricken Bolton Wanderers 5-0 at home.
  • Loanee Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has completed his three-match ban after his red card on the opening day but given Saturday's goal-fest and the number of striking options available, he may not even be on the bench.
  • One of those striking options is Stefan Payne and he will be hoping to feature against his former club after coming on and scoring on Saturday, but manager Micky Mellon could name an unchanged side.

MATCH ANALYSIS

It is nearly five years since these two sides last met but their last nine encounters have all seen fewer than three goals. That pattern could well continue as Bristol Rovers are yet to score in League 1 this season, while Tranmere have netted just twice in their last six away league matches.

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