FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Rochdale 16 Mar 2013

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Last updated : 15 March 2013

Footymad preview History of the Bristol Rovers v Rochdale fixture

Bristol Rovers are ready to welcome Rochdale to Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 3 of the 13 previous games, with the Pirates winning just 2.

The previous match played between the two at Memorial Stadium was within the last three years, in October 2010, the Pirates carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 17 Nov Rochdale 2 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2010/2011 Tue 08 Feb Rochdale 3 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2010/2011 Sat 16 Oct Bristol Rvs. 2-1 Rochdale League One
2006/2007 Sat 13 Jan Rochdale 0 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2006/2007 Sat 09 Sep Bristol Rvs. 0 - 0 Rochdale League Two
2005/2006 Sat 29 Apr Rochdale 2 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2005/2006 Sat 12 Nov Bristol Rvs. 1 - 2 Rochdale League Two

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Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Pirates, with 3 goals against.

In complete contrast to Bristol Rovers, Rochdale are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Dale have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Bristol Rovers see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 48 points from their 38 games played so far,

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 46 points from their 37 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bristol Rovers 6 3 1 2 8 4 10
Rochdale 6 2 2 2 5 7 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Bristol Rovers may be coming up against a decent side in Rochdale, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Pirates. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bristol Rovers Won 3 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Rochdale Not won in previous 6 away matches.

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