FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Rotherham United 22 Dec 2012

Last updated : 21 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Bristol Rovers v Rotherham United fixture

Bristol Rovers prepare to entertain Rotherham United at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 17 wins out of 26 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was just last season, in October 2011, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-2 thriller, in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 25 Feb Rotherham U. 0 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2011/2012 Fri 14 Oct Bristol Rvs. 5-2 Rotherham U. League Two
2000/2001 Sat 17 Mar Rotherham U. 3 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Division Two
2000/2001 Tue 17 Oct Bristol Rvs. 1 - 1 Rotherham U. League Division Two
1998/1999 Sat 02 Jan Rotherham U. 0 - 1 Bristol Rvs. F.A. Cup
1996/1997 Sat 03 May Bristol Rvs. 1 - 2 Rotherham U. League Division Two
1996/1997 Tue 15 Oct Rotherham U. 0 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Division Two

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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 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.

The away form of Rotherham United however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The The Millers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Bristol Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League Two with a return of just 18 points from their 22 games thus far.

Rotherham United are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 37 points from 22 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bristol Rovers 6 0 1 5 5 16 1
Rotherham United 6 4 1 1 9 4 13

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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 Rotherham United, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bristol Rovers Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Rotherham United 4 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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