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6 March 2014

Our big preview ahead of Saturday's game...

Tranmere Rovers

Sky Bet League One

The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH

Kick-off: 15:00


Weather forecast: 13°c, sunny spells (!)

Referee: Simon Hooper


LAST TIME WE MET:


Tranmere hosted Boro back in September and both teams were on the same amount of points after five games heading into the match. In truth, Stevenage rode their luck a bit as they escaped with a point in a 0-0 draw.


TEAM NEWS:


Fil Morais is a doubt for Saturday as he continues to try and recover from a thigh injury which has kept him out in recent weeks.


VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:



To watch his full interview, sign into your Boro Player account and read our interview with captain, Jon Ashton here.


BETTING:


Stevenage are EVENS to win on Saturday, whilst a handicap bet on -1 (a result that would take Boro above Tranmere) is 11/4 with Sky Bet.
Zoko is as short as 4/1 to be first goalscorer, whilst Luke Freeman is as short as he has been all season, at 6/1.

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RECENT FORM:


Tranmere have fairly solid recent form and are along with Boro will be looking to make it four games unbeaten, after a win against Coventry and draws against Bristol and Oldham in their last three. Rovers have also only lost two of their last five away games on the road, winning two.


THE VITAL STATISTICS:


Tranmere have got one of the leakiest defences in the League 1 – 57 goals conceded in 33 games puts them in the bottom three for that category in the league. The team have also performed much better away from home this season; Rovers have the 10th best away record in the league, whilst their home record is only one point better off than our own.

 

KEY MAN:


Veteran forward, Ryan Lowe has been sensational since joining Tranmere in the summer. After an extensive career in the Football League, few would have thought that the 35 year old would still be able to compete at the top of the goal-scoring charts, but 17 league goals this season has proved he can do exactly that. When you consider that Tranmere's second top scorer is only on 4 goals, his contribution has been invaluable.

 


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