FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Hartlepool United 18 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 Tuesday evening, 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 have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Pirates have scored 9, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Hartlepool U.'s away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Pools have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 23 points from their 23 games thus far. Hartlepool U. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 32 points from their 22 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.60248192
Hartlepool U.630310129

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Pirates at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Pools come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
Hartlepool U. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.