FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Port Vale 25 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Bristol Rovers v Port Vale fixture

Bristol Rovers are ready to welcome Port Vale to Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, having won 17 and lost only 6 of the 32 games.

The previous match played between the two at Memorial Stadium was more than three years back, in February 2008, as the Pirates squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2007/2008 Sat 02 Feb Bristol Rvs. 3-2 Port Vale League One
2007/2008 Sat 11 Aug Port Vale 1 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2005/2006 Tue 13 Dec Bristol Rvs. 0 - 1 Port Vale F.A. Cup
2005/2006 Fri 02 Dec Port Vale 1 - 1 Bristol Rvs. F.A. Cup
2000/2001 Mon 30 Apr Bristol Rvs. 0 - 3 Port Vale League Division Two
2000/2001 Mon 09 Apr Port Vale 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Division Two
1994/1995 Tue 23 Aug Port Vale 1 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Cup

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

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 goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

Port Vale have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Valiants's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Bristol Rovers see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 18 points from their 14 games played so far,

Port Vale's 22 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bristol Rovers 6 2 0 4 10 13 6
Port Vale 6 2 2 2 9 9 8

For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Memorial Stadium for the Pirates and the Madmen are unable to see past Port Vale claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bristol Rovers 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Port Vale Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here