FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Bradford City 28 Jan 2012

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Last updated : 27 January 2012

Footymad preview History of the Bristol Rovers v Bradford City fixture

Bristol Rovers play host to Bradford City at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Pirates have won an impressive 8 of the 9 meetings between the two sides, drawing the other 1.

The last time the two teams met at Bristol Rovers was well over fifteen years ago, back in April 1996, the Pirates carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Bradford City 2 - 2 Bristol Rvs. League Two
1995/1996 Tue 02 Apr Bristol Rvs. 1-0 Bradford City League Division Two
1995/1996 Sat 14 Oct Bradford City 2 - 3 Bristol Rvs. League Division Two
1994/1995 Tue 07 Feb Bradford City 2 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Division Two
1994/1995 Sat 05 Nov Bristol Rvs. 4 - 0 Bradford City League Division Two
1993/1994 Sat 22 Jan Bradford City 0 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Division Two
1993/1994 Sat 09 Oct Bristol Rvs. 4 - 3 Bradford City League Division Two

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Pirates have scored 6, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

Bradford City's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Bantams have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rovers find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 27 matches.

Bradford City are currently lying in 20th place in npower League Two having mustered a points tally of 27 from their 26 matches played.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bristol Rovers 6 2 1 3 7 11 7
Bradford City 6 2 2 2 11 11 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Bristol Rovers at home in recent games, and, though we cannot see a run starting here, we do think the Pirates will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bristol Rovers Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Bradford City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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Bristol Rovers Match Reports

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