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England League One | Spotland Stadium | 2nd October
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Rochdale
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  • W
  • D
  • W
  • L
KO 19:45
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Bristol Rovers
  • D
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  • D
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  • L

Rochdale vs Bristol Rovers predictions for Tuesday’s League One fixture at Spotland Stadium. The hosts will be hoping to avoid what would be a third defeat in quick succession. Continue reading below for all our free tips and predictions.

Rochdale vs Bristol Rovers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Bristol Rovers to Win @ 23/10

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Bristol Rovers 2-1 @ 10/1

Reason For Rochdale vs Bristol Rovers Betting Tips

Having lost by three goals to one on home soil at the weekend, despite leading initially, Rochdale will be looking to bounce back when they welcome Bristol Rovers to Spotland Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Rochdale’s season stayed on the same track last time out, as they once again paid the price for giving too much away at the back. Usually, Dale at least offer a significant threat going forward, but they were slack in that respect on Saturday and thus deserved to come off second best against a very strong Portsmouth side.

Going forward, Keith Hill’s men are rarely uncompetitive, especially at home, but their defensive frailties continue to be a real hinderance. As things stand, Tuesday’s hosts are currently the sixth worst team in the division in terms of expected goals against, as they’re shipping an average of 1.78. In addition, Dale have conceded more shots on target than all but three teams in the division.

After a poor patch in terms of results, Bristol Rovers have clicked into gear in recent times. They’ve lost just one of their last five in the league, while they finally started to capitalise on their chance creation by notching three against Coventry a fortnight ago. However, Darrell Clarke’s men went back to frustrating their fans when they drew 0-0 at Bradford last weekend.

Despite failing to score for the second time in three league matches last time out, Rovers remain a useful side in the final third, and they should certainly be aided by Rochdale’s dodgy back-line on Tuesday night.

Unlike the hosts, the visitors have done a reasonable job of preventing their opponents from creating too much. According to the expected goals against table, Rovers rank in a lofty third position, while the expected goal difference table has them in 5th, which suggests that, in terms of what they create and concede, Darrell Clarke’s men really are no mugs.

In fact, if we compare the difference between what Rovers have done offensively and defensively to their hosts, then it’s easy to fancy the visitors. Clarke’s men are currently at +3.6 in terms of expected goal difference, while Rochdale are at a rather disappointing -3.1. What’s more, the last couple of games have seen the visitors come out with a combined xG difference of +0.8, while Rochdale came out of their last two a bit worse for wear with -2.7. Dale have tougher assignments, but their efforts were poor nonetheless.

In short, Bristol Rovers simply have a far more solid look about them at present, which means that it’s very easy to feel that they ought to be shorter in the betting ahead of Tuesday’s showdown at Spotland. Backing the visitors to become the third team in less than two weeks to topple Keith Hill’s men is hard to resist at the prices.

Rochdale Team News

Rochdale Team Badge Connor Randall is out for Rochdale, while Sam Hart is also expected to be sidelined. There are also serious doubts over the fitness of Harrison McGahey.

Bristol Rovers Team News

Bristol Rovers Team Badge Tareiq Holmes-Dennis is expected to be out for the visitors, while Sam Mathews could also miss out. Aside from that, unless rotation is the order of the day, Rovers ought to be at full strength.

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Published: October 2, 2018

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Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
12345
Home
6114
Away
6231
Overall
PWDL
12246
Home
6114
Away
6132

Recent Competition Form

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1-3 v Portsmouth (H)
L
0-0 v Bradford City (A)
D
4-1 v Sunderland (A)
L
3-1 v Coventry City (H)
W
3-0 v Gillingham (H)
W
1-0 v Luton Town (A)
L
3-3 v Scunthorpe United (A)
D
0-0 v Plymouth Argyle (H)
D
0-1 v Coventry City (A)
W
1-1 v Shrewsbury Town (A)
D
1-2 v Walsall (H)
L
0-1 v Southend United (H)
L
10Goals Scored4
12Goals Conceded4
5/6 (83%)Over 2.5 Goals1/6 (17%)
4/6 (67%)Both Teams Scored2/6 (33%)
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Head To Head

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WonDrawnWon
222
Bristol Rovers badge
9
Goals Scored
8
Over 2.5 Goals 4/6 (67%)
Both Teams To Score 4/6 (67%)
Previous Meetings (Last 6)
13.02.18 Bristol Rovers Bristol Rovers badge 3-2 Rochdale badge Rochdale
21.10.17 Rochdale Rochdale badge 1-0 Bristol Rovers badge Bristol Rovers
04.02.17 Rochdale Rochdale badge 0-0 Bristol Rovers badge Bristol Rovers
10.09.16 Bristol Rovers Bristol Rovers badge 2-2 Rochdale badge Rochdale
08.02.11 Rochdale Rochdale badge 3-1 Bristol Rovers badge Bristol Rovers
16.10.10 Bristol Rovers Bristol Rovers badge 2-1 Rochdale badge Rochdale
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League Table

PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Portsmouth128312110+1127
2Peterborough United127322819+924
3Sunderland126512413+1123
4Barnsley11641237+1622
5Walsall126421512+322
6Doncaster Rovers126331814+421
7Accrington Stanley125521412+220
8Luton Town125431715+219
9Charlton Athletic125341918+118
10Fleetwood Town124531911+817
11Southend United125251516-117
12Scunthorpe United124532024-417
13Blackpool11371129+316
14Coventry City124351013-315
15Rochdale123451725-813
16Shrewsbury Town122641011-112
17Wycombe Wanderers122641418-412
18Burton Albion113261215-311
19Gillingham113261520-511
20AFC Wimbledon12327916-711
21Bristol Rovers12246912-310
22Bradford City12318917-810
23Plymouth Argyle12147920-117
24Oxford United121381123-126
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Luton Town6420127+514
2Sunderland6330136+712
3Portsmouth6321116+511
4Doncaster Rovers632176+111
5Burton Albion631285+310
6Charlton Athletic631287+110
7Barnsley523083+59
8Blackpool623197+29
9Shrewsbury Town623164+29
10Accrington Stanley62316609
11Scunthorpe United62311214-29
12Peterborough United6222911-28
13Walsall622257-28
14Southend United62138807
15Coventry City621345-17
16Wycombe Wanderers613267-16
17Fleetwood Town613279-26
18Plymouth Argyle6123611-55
19Bristol Rovers611457-24
20Gillingham5113711-44
21AFC Wimbledon6114610-44
22Bradford City611438-54
23Rochdale6114613-74
24Oxford United6105812-43
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Peterborough United6510198+1116
2Portsmouth6510104+616
3Walsall6420105+514
4Barnsley6411154+1113
5Fleetwood Town6321122+1011
6Sunderland6321117+411
7Accrington Stanley632186+211
8Doncaster Rovers6312118+310
9Southend United631278-110
10Rochdale62311112-19
11Charlton Athletic6222111108
12Scunthorpe United6222810-28
13Coventry City622268-28
14Blackpool514032+17
15Gillingham621389-17
16AFC Wimbledon621336-37
17Bristol Rovers613245-16
18Wycombe Wanderers6132811-36
19Bradford City620469-36
20Luton Town612358-35
21Shrewsbury Town603347-33
22Oxford United6033311-83
23Plymouth Argyle602439-62
24Burton Albion5014410-61

Scores Vs Opponents

PosTeamHomeAway
1Portsmouth1-313th Apr
2Peterborough United1-412th Jan
3Sunderland6th Apr4-1
4Barnsley0-426th Jan
5Walsall1-22nd Feb
6Doncaster Rovers13th Oct1st Jan
7Accrington Stanley24th Nov16th Mar
8Luton Town3rd Nov2nd Mar
9Charlton Athletic27th Oct4th May
10Fleetwood Town19th Jan2-2
11Southend United27th Apr22nd Dec
12Scunthorpe United23rd Mar3-3
13Blackpool26th Dec2-2
14Coventry City9th Feb0-1
15RochdaleN/AN/A
16Shrewsbury Town9th Mar17th Nov
17Wycombe Wanderers19th Apr23rd Oct
18Burton Albion5th Jan1-2
19Gillingham3-030th Mar
20AFC Wimbledon16th Feb8th Dec
21Bristol Rovers0-022nd Apr
22Bradford City29th Dec20th Oct
23Plymouth Argyle15th Dec23rd Feb
24Oxford United12th Mar27th Nov
PosTeamHomeAway
1Portsmouth1-226th Jan
2Peterborough United5th Jan2-1
3Sunderland23rd Feb15th Dec
4Barnsley4th May27th Oct
5Walsall0-126th Dec
6Doncaster Rovers8th Dec16th Feb
7Accrington Stanley1-212th Jan
8Luton Town30th Mar1-0
9Charlton Athletic16th Mar24th Nov
10Fleetwood Town22nd Dec27th Apr
11Southend United0-12nd Feb
12Scunthorpe United17th Nov9th Mar
13Blackpool2nd Mar3rd Nov
14Coventry City3-17th Apr
15Rochdale22nd Apr0-0
16Shrewsbury Town9th Feb1-1
17Wycombe Wanderers19th Jan1-2
18Burton Albion1st Jan13th Oct
19Gillingham27th Nov12th Mar
20AFC Wimbledon23rd Oct19th Apr
21Bristol RoversN/AN/A
22Bradford City13th Apr0-0
23Plymouth Argyle0-023rd Mar
24Oxford United20th Oct29th Dec
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Rochdale vs Bristol Rovers Stats

  • Bristol Rovers have a positive expected goal difference of +3.6, while Rochdale have a negative expected goal difference of -3.1.
  • Rochdale rank inside the bottom six in terms of shots on target in League One this season.
  • Bristol Rovers are conceding an average of 1.18 expected goals for this season, while Rochdale are conceding an average of 1.78.

 

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 20
(10 by Rochdale) and (10 by Bristol Rovers)

Goals

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70%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
80%
90%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
60%
90%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
60%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
10%
1.5
Average Goals For
0.9
2.3
Average Goals Conceded
1.1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
20%
10%
Failed to Score (%)
40%
Rochdale badge Bristol Rovers badge
60%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
80%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
60%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
60%
60%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
20%
1.2
Average Goals For
1
2.6
Average Goals Conceded
1.2
20%
Cleansheet (%)
20%
20%
Failed to Score (%)
40%
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80%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
80%
80%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
60%
80%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
40%
60%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
1.8
Average Goals For
0.8
2
Average Goals Conceded
1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
20%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
40%
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70%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
80%
90%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
60%
90%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
50%
60%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
10%
1.5
Average Goals For
0.9
2.3
Average Goals Conceded
1.1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
20%
10%
Failed to Score (%)
40%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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80%
BTTS (%)
80%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
80%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
80%
60%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
1.2
Average Goals For
1
2.6
Average Goals Conceded
1.6
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
20%
Failed to Score (%)
20%
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60%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
80%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
60%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
60%
60%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
20%
1.2
Average Goals For
1
2.6
Average Goals Conceded
1.2
20%
Cleansheet (%)
20%
20%
Failed to Score (%)
40%
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80%
BTTS (%)
60%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
80%
80%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
60%
80%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
40%
60%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
1.8
Average Goals For
0.8
2
Average Goals Conceded
1
20%
Cleansheet (%)
20%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
40%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Ian Henderson
6
2
Tom Lockyer
Oliver Rathbone
2
1
Ollie Clarke
First Goalscorers
Ian Henderson
2
1
Gavin Reilly

Cards & Corners

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1
Average Cards For
2
Player Cards
Sam Hart
4
3
Ollie Clarke
Ian Henderson
2
3
Tony Craig
M.J. Williams
2
2
Stefan Payne
5
Average Corners For
5
5
Average Corners Against
6

Goal Margins

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L1103
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L6000
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L1102
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L4000
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W2000
L0001
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W1000
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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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7/2 4/1
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16/5 19/4
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8/1 1/40 14/5 2/9 17/20 17/20 3/10 11/5 1/12 11/2 1/80 10/1 1/1000 20/1 1/1000 66/1 1/1000 100/1 1/1000 100/1
11/1 1/25 29/10 6/25 19/20 4/5 1/3 21/10 1/9 5/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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