Bristol Rovers are set to host promotion chasing Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night, with both side’s heading into the game on the back of good results at the weekend.
Bristol Rovers are 12th in League One and they are still in the race for promotion play-off, however they trail the top six teams by 7 points.
The weekend saw the Bristol Rovers holding the fifth placed Scunthorpe to a 1-1 draw at home. The result is no surprise as they are one of the best home sides in the league. Their overall record this season stand at 10 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses from 17 games, making them the 6th best home side in League One.
Wigan got back to winning ways at the expense of Rochdale on the weekend and they look to carry the momentum for another three points against Bristol Rovers which would reclaim the top spot in League One from Blackburn Rovers.
The Latics lost two on the bounce prior to the win against Rochdale on Saturday, which momentarily pushed them down to third in the league table. However they played 3 games fewer than both Blackburn and Shrewsbury on top, that means wise use of the extra games could see climb back to the pole position.
Wigan are unbeaten in the last six meetings with Bristol Rovers, 3 wins and 3 draws. The reverse of the corresponding fixture was a comfortable 3-0 win for the Latics. It will be worth to note that Bristol Rovers held Wigan to draw in their last two home matches.