Rovers are under achievers, they have a strong squad, big support, huge potential and really should be challenging for an automatic promotion spot.
However, coach Paul Trollope, looks to have got them heading in the right direction. Their season started very poorly, with just 2 wins in 12, they got their act together, only to become distracted by not one, but two cup runs. These showed what the Pirates are capable of, but did their promotion hopes, no good at all.
Another swing in fortune has seen them win 4 from 5 starts and they are back up into 9th place, just 3 points with a game in hand, behind Wycombe, who currently occupy the final play-off berth.
There is no room for further slip ups and they simply have to see off Bury today. They have won 11 home games at the Memorial Stadium, where they have conceded just 14 goals all season.
The visitors are something of an enigma and boast twice as many wins on the road, as they have registered at home. they obviously adopt an adventurous approach on their travels and are probably a little better than their league position would suggest. BUT, I have a lot of time for Rovers and these big spenders (at this level) will be desperate to make the most of this golden opportunity.
If they can force their way into the post season action, their cup exploits will stand them in good stead and they could go all the way. Home win.
4.5 points Bristol Rovers -1/2 ball 1.89 asian line ( ko 16.00 cet). Result 2-0 + 4.005 pts