Prenton Park, Sunday, 4pm, live on Sky Sports

AFTER all the Saturday call-offs Tranmere are hoping their televised League One meeting against Stevenage gets the go-ahead.

It's the only league game scheduled in England and for me it should be a home win. But when Stevenage are concerned there's only one man for the job … and that's Borough fan Milesey. Here are his thoughts:

Stevenage go to Prenton Park without a manager but at least in the comfort they’ve already done all but enough to ensure their League One safety. Luckily for them, the hard work was done early season. Directors have notoriously short memories though and after a run of 14 defeats in 18 games opted to part ways with manager Gary Smith.

So team captain Mark Roberts takes over in the hotseat for their last seven games. And it’s only logical to think the 29-year-old defender will look to play the kind of football he knows best, defensive, while making a case for himself with regards to any possible management opportunities that might come.

Not that Stevenage had been shipping that many goals anyway. Yes, they had been losing, but never by much. Indeed four of their last five away games finished low- coring.

Tranmere sit slap bang in the middle of the play-off battle, with every point crucial at this stage. They won’t be cavalier about this game, whatever the circumstances, just as they haven’t been about any of their other matches, with five of their last seven home games having produced low-scoring results.

Veteran defender Ian Goodison has an outside chance of returning to Tranmere's squad. The 40-year-old former Jamaica international missed last weekend's 3-0 loss at MK Dons with a groin injury but could be among the subs.

Ben Gibson's first start in over three months following an abductor problem was the only positive for Rovers to take at the stadium:mk as they slumped to their seventh defeat in 10 games and the Middlesbrough loanee will keep his starting place.

Andy Robinson (groin) and Adam McGurk (collapsed lung) are both ruled out but are making progress as they look to feature in the end-of-season run-in.

Stevenage are set to be without Lee H ills and Marcus Haber. Left-back H ills suffered a hamstring injury during Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat by Bury and hitman Haber missed that game and remains on international duty with Canada.

Winger Filipe Morais remains sidelined with an ankle problem and defender Jon Ashton is a long-term casualty with an Achilles injury. Miguel Comminges is likely to start while Darius Charles could also earn a recall in the back four.

Recommended Bet

Back Under 2.5 goals @ 1.74

18 Comments
  1. Carl D 8 years ago

    Got to say this looks a poor ‘super Sunday’ game!! I enjoy the lower leagues and most produce the goods but this one looks lieka bit of a bore. The new player/caretaker manager will surely look to keep this thight for Stevenage and try to nick a goal from set pieces so a tight game is expected.

    Tranmere are having a difficult time too and although still in the preomtion race their small squad, including lones which have been and gone, seem to be tiring slightly.

    Having said all this the game has a few good looking bets to be had, as Mr F picked out under 2.5 goals looks a cert but for bigger odds look to Will Hill for under 50 match points (10 per goal, 3 per corner, 3 per yellow, 10 per red, 10 per pen)@ 11/4

    The biggest problem for this bet is the cards, both have been known to get stuck in and a few reds this season for both. Also Tranmere -2 corners @19/20, Hills, has its appeal as Stevenage don’t get many and Tranmere can build a few through thier wide play and shots from distance, certainly enough to cover the -2.

  2. Carl D 8 years ago

    Sorry Milesey, just read it is your write up, also a small bet on 1-0 each way could come in looking at some recent tight results for each.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      Why you sorry ? If the game is on, then i expect stevenage to nick a 1-0 and get the hell of the sh*tty pitch before they get a severe injury, nasty pitch, not as nice as the pitch at Stevenage….. but as i say if the game is on, after the state of the Tranmere pitch after the last home match, and now the sleet/snow on it, it woun’t make for an attractive game of football anyway, not like the carpet the stevenage players are used to, we like to get the ball on the deck and play football.

      Milesey

  3. Carl D 8 years ago

    Just because id given Mr F the thanks for your write up.

    Yeah it will be a scrappy old game, can see alot more cards than goals, thinking it will run a bit like the barnet game today v Chelts, tight and cold!

    Hope the sky pundits have taken a few sudoku books up with them!!!

  4. jwood 8 years ago

    Grimsby v wrexham on channel sc4. Sky134 freesat 120. Virgin 167. … wrexham look a good price to win. 6/4

  5. Mr H 8 years ago

    Sack watching the Wrexham game on that SC4,it’s bad enough watching shit football without having too listen too that gobildy gook language on the commentary

  6. the chief 8 years ago

    If I say this as nil nil written all over it, It may turn into a goal feast, well its worth a try.

    Gonna have a look at the rugby later see if anything stands out.

    Good luck if your having a bet today.

  7. Milesey 8 years ago

    ………… Not such a boring game is it ? some on you STEVENAGE ;) ;)

    Milesey

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, u need to stop tipping Stevenage games. OK, heading to the office and might catch the second half there.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      hahaha, didn’t bet on it, under 2.5 that was your tip MR F, ;) ;) ANYWAY i’m off for for another shandy, only 1 racing meeting on tomorrow so will look in the morning. have good evening / night.

      Milesey

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      TAUNTON – abandoned due to waterlogging

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    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, I don’t tip such minor games! Had ypur name written all over it.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      REALLY ? HAHA

      ;) ;)

      WHO THE HELL ARE DROGHEDA ?

      Double up

      Novara (2pm)

      Sassuolo (2pm)

      Pays a biggest £25.50 to a £10 stake at BetVictor

      Over 2.5 goals double

      Drogheda v Bray (3pm)

      Pecs v Videoton (5pm)

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, Drogheda are a team who helped bring up the double. That’s who.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      You going for ZAMORA tonight then ?

      I’ve not really had a bet today, done a few small bits, only stupid things inplay…. so i’m going to smash into the 1/2 i can see for the ZAMORA win, the only downsize is the game doesn’t start till 10.30pm so goes well into my bedtime ;)

      VENEZUELA: Primera Division – Clausura
      Zamora V Yaracuyanos

      Milesey

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      Make that two big singles for me tonight ;) ;)

      Milesey

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      (Full Time Result)
      24/03/2013
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      5/4
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  8. David brown 8 years ago

    Milesey knows his own team I see !

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      hahahaha you mean when celtic fans said they would score against Juve ? people on here are so fickle ;) ;)

      Milesey

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      Go and grab yourself a cheese and fickle sandwich, Mr “I know every result” yes once the game is finished ! oh well nice to hear your comments you must be proud to be so well educated ?

      Milesey

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