Thus far Bristol Rovers have endured a thoroughly disappointing League One campaign with the Pirates currently sitting in the lower reaches of the league table having picked up just two points from their opening twelve matches. They sit outside the bottom three on goal-difference alone and will be desperate to grab their third League One win of the campaign when they head to Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon. Darrell Clarke’s men have managed just a single win on their travels in all competitions – this being a 2-1 triumph at Wycombe Wanderers – and we’re far from confident that they will return home with anything for their troubles when they line-up against a Burton Albion outfit which have generally been impressive in front of their home fans this season, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Burton Albion v Bristol Rovers.
As things stand, the Brewers sit just a single point above Rovers heading into Matchday 13 although their woes have been mainly away from home with Nigel Clough’s men enjoying some fine form at the Pirelli Stadium. Indeed Albion have won five and drawn one of their nine home matches across all competitions this term and this is the only reason why they aren’t sitting in the relegation zone right now. Nevertheless the Brewers have picked up just a single point from their last two home games and they will be desperate to pick things up this weekend, however while we do envisage the hosts edging their way to victory over a Pirates side which have been pretty woeful away from Ashton Gate this term, we do expect the visitors to add to the scoreline on Saturday afternoon with Coral Bookmakers going 19/5 on Burton Albion to win and both teams to score.