Cambridge vs Bristol Rovers prediction, odds & betting tips 19/08/2023

Cambridge Utd
19/08/23 - 15:00

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Bristol Rovers

Cambridge Utd - Bristol Rovers

England League 1 - Abbey Stadium

4th Round

Cambridge and Bristol Rovers cross swords in a League One clash on Saturday, August 19th as the two teams are set to battle for supremacy. Read on to learn about the latest Cambridge vs Bristol Rovers odds in our detailed match preview.

Cambridge vs Bristol Rovers Predictions and Betting Tips

If you need help finding the right bet for Cambridge vs Bristol Rovers, check our top betting picks for this game, as well as our latest team news and predicted lineups, along with our other best football tips for today.

BTTS

  • All of Bristol’s 3 league games so far had BTTS outcomes. 
  • So did, 5 of the last 6 H2Hs. 
  • Cambridge saw 2 of their last 3 games go without a clean sheet for either side.  

Over 1.5 Bristol Rovers Goals

  • Bristol Rovers have scored 2 or more goals in all of the last 5 H2Hs. 
  • Bristol have scored more than 1 goal in 4 of their last 6 away games too. 
  • Cambridge conceded 2 goals in 2 of the last 3 games. 

Top Betting Odds and Key Stats for Cambridge vs Bristol Rovers

Check the best Cambridge vs Bristol Rovers odds and useful stats here, on our website:

Head to Head

07/01/23

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

2

08/10/22

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

2

1

08/08/17

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

4

1

25/03/16

England League 2 England

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

3

0

30/10/15

England League 2 England

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

1

2

Last Five - Cambridge Utd

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Port Vale

Port Vale

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

0

0

D

23/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

1

D

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

0

L

16/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

0

L

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Charlton

Charlton

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

1

1

D

Last Five - Bristol Rovers

16/07/24

Club Friendly List Club

Yeovil

Yeovil

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

0

3

W

13/07/24

Club Friendly List Club

Bath City

Bath City

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

0

1

W

05/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Melksham Town

Melksham Town

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

4

W

27/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Wigan

Wigan

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

20/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Peterborough

Peterborough

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

2

0

L

Now, let's take a better look at the best markets and odds we found for this duel:

Cambridge odds: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7% Probability

Draw odds12/5 (3.40) – 29.4% Probability

Bristol Rovers odds: 17/11 (2.55) – 39.3% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see don’t have expected winners in this match, with Cambridge given a 35.70% win probability and Bristol a very similar win probability at 39.30%. Regarding other markets, under 2.5 goals is worth considering in our opinion at 1/1 (2.00) – 50.00%.

Cambridge – Bristol Rovers Preview: Latest Form, News, and Potential Lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Cambridge vs Bristol Rovers lineups.

Cambridge

Cambridge suffered their first league defeat of the campaign on Tuesday night when edged 1-2 at home by Stevenage. The Abbey Boys didn’t play too badly and should have at least earned a draw. 

It’s been a solid start to the season for Cambridge so far with one of each in the 3 rounds played (W1 D1 L1). Defensively remain vulnerable from set pieces though and 2 of the last 3 goals were conceded via that route. 

Despite this being a third game in 7 days the gaffer might opt to trust an unchanged starting lineup. His options for rotation are very limited now anyway. As many as 5 projected starters when fit are missing due to injuries right now. Among them, star playmaker May, important centre-back Jobe and the main box-to-box midfielder Cousins. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Stevens (GK), L. Bennett, Morrison, R. Bennett, Andrew, Thomas, Digby, Brophy, Lankester, Okenabehire & Ahadme  

Bristol Rovers

Rovers stole a dramatic 2-1 away win vs Charlton on Tuesday. McCormick came off the bench to score the winner deep in stoppage time. This was the first win of the season for the Pirates. 

They remain undefeated though after drawing 1-1 in their first 2 league matches. Yet to keep a clean sheet but also yet to concede more than 1 goal in a game. 

There are some serious selection issues already. Important midfielder Rossiter + influential defenders Friend and Gibbons are missing for the long term with serious injuries. Both Wilson and winger Brown got hurt in the curtain opener and haven’t played since. They could be fit enough at least for the bench now. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Cox (GK), Hoole, Taylor, Grama, Gordon, Ward, Thomas, Sinclair, Collins, Evans & Marquis 

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Scott Sinclair

Despite his 34 years, Bristol’s winger Scott Sinclair is making an impressive start to the new season. His only start was on Tuesday, came off the bench in the first 2 rounds, but he has now scored 2 of Bristol’s last 3 league goals. 

We think after his strong display in midweek Sinclair will start again now. He already showed that he doesn’t need too many minutes on the pitch to make a major impact.


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