FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Gillingham 05 Jan 2013

Footymad preview History of the Bristol Rovers v Gillingham fixture

Bristol Rovers prepare to entertain Gillingham at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, having won 32 and lost only 8 of the 50 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2012, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 15 Sep Gillingham 4 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2011/2012 Fri 06 Apr Bristol Rvs. 2-2 Gillingham League Two
2011/2012 Sat 17 Dec Gillingham 4 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2009/2010 Sat 20 Feb Gillingham 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League One
2009/2010 Sat 21 Nov Bristol Rvs. 2 - 1 Gillingham League One
2007/2008 Sat 19 Apr Bristol Rvs. 1 - 1 Gillingham League One
2007/2008 Sat 27 Oct Gillingham 3 - 2 Bristol Rvs. League One

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Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Pirates's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

The away form of Gillingham however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Gills's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Bristol Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League Two with a return of just 22 points from their 24 games thus far.

Gillingham are leading the way in the npower League Two, with their 24 games giving them a return of 48 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bristol Rovers 6 1 2 3 8 13 5
Gillingham 6 2 2 2 6 7 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Pirates of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Gillingham, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bristol Rovers No sequences of note
Gillingham 4 games since last away draw.

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