FM Preview: Accrington Stanley v Bristol Rovers 27 Oct 2012

Footymad preview History of the Accrington Stanley v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rovers face a trip to Accrington Stanley at Crown Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Most of the previous meetings have ended up in defeat for the Pirates.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Crown Ground was less than a year ago, in November 2011, the Reds carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 28 Apr Bristol Rvs. 5 - 1 Accrington S. League Two
2011/2012 Sat 05 Nov Accrington S. 2-1 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2006/2007 Tue 06 Mar Accrington S. 1 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2006/2007 Sat 23 Dec Bristol Rvs. 4 - 0 Accrington S. League Two
1933/1934 Sat 09 Dec Accrington S. 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. F.A. Cup
1929/1930 Sat 14 Dec Bristol Rvs. 4 - 1 Accrington S. F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Accrington Stanley's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Reds have scored 4, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Bristol Rovers's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Pirates have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Accrington Stanley find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 17 points from their 13 matches.

Bristol Rovers are currently lying in 20th place in npower League Two having mustered a points tally of 14 from their 13 matches played.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Accrington Stanley 6 2 0 4 6 13 6
Bristol Rovers 6 3 1 2 10 9 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Pirates out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Accrington Stanley. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Accrington Stanley Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Bristol Rovers Not won in previous 2 away matches.

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