Swindon v Bristol Rovers - Tuesday 19:45
The layers have been consistently dismissive of Swindon so far this season and there’s an opportunity to make them pay when the Robins host Bristol Rovers for the second time in the space of a month. The first attempt was washed out by a torrential downpour when finely poised at 0-0 on the hour mark, Luke Williams’ men having had the lion’s share of attempts on goal at that point.
So they probably deserve better than a 2/1 quote over 90 minutes, considering Rovers trail them by a point after seven matches. There’s little disputing that the Pirates have the better long-term prospects over the next nine months but, under Darrell Clarke, they tend to take a while to get going and too much has been read into Swindon’s last two matches.
Town were disappointing in the derby defeat to Oxford ten days ago but Michael Appelton’s have formidable big-match pedigree and will prove themselves to better than their current position of 12th suggests. And Bury, who were 2-1 winners in Wiltshire on Saturday, are the second-most dominant team in the division, according to the early shot data.
Coventry and Port Vale have both been edged out by one moment of inspiration at the County Ground and this game could follow a similar pattern - indeed, the pattern it was following in the original encounter - with the home side making their decisive contribution after the interval. Take the 6/1 available on the Draw/Swindon half time/full time option.