Tranmere Rovers v Stevenage – The match preview.

Tranmere Rovers v Stevenage – The match preview
Tuesday 9th February 2021
English Football League Two
@PrentonPark

This upcoming Tuesday night, Tranmere Rovers will play host to Stevenage in a League Two encounter. The Whites go into this game looking to extend their great winning streak of six. However, this won’t be an easy task if the visitor’s last game is anything to go by as they drew against the high flying Morecambe. Regardless of what the scoreline may be, spectators should expect a more attractive 90 minutes than the one that was produced in the return fixture.

TEAM NEWS:
To start this match preview off in a positive manner, Tranmere gaffer Keith Hill has revealed that there are no new absentee concerns going into this fixture. Rovers’ squad will be as strong as ever and going off recent times, this means that those wanting the Whites to do well have a reason to be relatively optimistic.

‘ONE TO WATCH’:
The ‘one to watch’ for Alex Revell’s Boro is their top scorer, Elliott List. This campaign List has registered seven goal involvements (six goals and an assist) throughout the 27 games that he has featured in. The Camberwell-born 23-year-old signed for the Hertfordshire outfit in 2019, after impressing during his time in Crystal Palace’s academy and at Gillingham.

OFFICIALS:
The ‘man in black’ this Tuesday night will be former Premier League official Robert Madley who will be assisted by Richard Woodward and Kenny Hughes. Richard Bartlett is the selected fourth official. This campaign, Madley has officiated 18 games and has awarded 54 yellow cards as well as one red across the bottom two divisions of the English football pyramid and in the cups that the EFL and FA provide.

HEAD TO HEAD:
The two clubs have met on eleven occasions, the Whites beating Boro in terms of wins but it is the draws that come out on top where the volume of results are concerned. The first time that the clubs met each other was in the mid-December of 2011, Stevenage winning 2-1 in a League One encounter. However, Rovers haven’t lost any of their past five meetings and the last game resulted in a goalless draw at Broadhall Way.

PREDICTIONS:
I personally believe that Tranmere’s quality will yet again be put on show in this midweek game under the Prenton Park lights.
There are likely to be no changes from the team that are on a strong winning streak of six, barring late found injuries. The team should be: Scott Davies, Otis Khan, Peter Clarke, Manny Monthe, Calum MacDonald, Liam Feeney, Jay Spearing, Paul Lewis, Danny Lloyd, James Vaughan and Kaiyne Woolery.
Although Alex Revell’s side will be difficult to break past, I believe that Rovers will extend their good run of form. I’ll go for a 3-1 victory for Keith Hill’s men.

WATCH/LISTEN:
You can watch/listen to this league encounter, as always, through both club’s official iFollow services which are accessible via the club websites.

Thank you very much for reading,
Stay safe,
Ethan Hoijord

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