FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Southend United 24 Mar 2012

Last updated : 23 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Bristol Rovers v Southend United fixture

Bristol Rovers prepare to entertain Southend United at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, having won 28 and lost only 11 of the 49 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was two seasons ago, in March 2010, as the Pirates squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 4-3 in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Southend Utd. 1 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2009/2010 Sat 27 Mar Bristol Rvs. 4-3 Southend Utd. League One
2009/2010 Sat 17 Oct Southend Utd. 2 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2008/2009 Sat 31 Jan Southend Utd. 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League One
2008/2009 Sat 25 Oct Bristol Rvs. 4 - 2 Southend Utd. League One
2007/2008 Tue 01 Jan Southend Utd. 0 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2007/2008 Tue 02 Oct Bristol Rvs. 1 - 1 Southend Utd. League One

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Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Pirates score just 5 goals, though they have conceded 2.

The Shrimpers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Shrimpers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Bristol Rovers see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 46 points from their 37 games played so far,

Southend United are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 67 points from 38 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bristol Rovers 6 2 3 1 7 6 9
Southend United 6 2 2 2 7 6 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Pirates go into their game against Southend United in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bristol Rovers Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Southend United 6 games since last away draw.

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