FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Hartlepool United 08 Jan 2011

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Hartlepool United fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Hartlepool United at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, having won 5 and lost only 2 of the 9 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2010, with Bristol Rvs. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 23 OctHartlepool U.2 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2009/2010Sat 23 JanBristol Rvs.2-0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2009/2010Tue 18 AugHartlepool U.1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 02 MayBristol Rvs.4 - 1Hartlepool U.LGE1
2008/2009Tue 25 NovHartlepool U.1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 05 AprBristol Rvs.0 - 0Hartlepool U.LGE1
2007/2008Fri 12 OctHartlepool U.1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Pirates's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The away form of Hartlepool U. however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Bristol Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 22 points from their 21 games thus far. Hartlepool U. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League One, picking up 32 from their 21 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.60339163
Hartlepool U.650111715

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 Hartlepool U., who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Hartlepool U. 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.