FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Swindon Town 22 Jan 2011

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Swindon Town fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Swindon Town at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, winning 53.33% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was just last season, in December 2009, with Bristol Rvs. running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Mon 11 OctSwindon Town2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2009/2010Sat 06 MarSwindon Town0 - 4Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2009/2010Sat 12 DecBristol Rvs.3-0Swindon TownLGE1
2008/2009Sat 25 AprSwindon Town2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 22 NovBristol Rvs.2 - 2Swindon TownLGE1
2007/2008Tue 22 AprBristol Rvs.0 - 1Swindon TownLGE1
2007/2008Sat 24 NovSwindon Town1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Pirates have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Swindon Town's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Robins, and 9 goals against.

Bristol Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 24 points from their 24 games thus far. Swindon Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 24 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.60336133
Swindon Town61148114

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 10 most recent games.
Swindon Town An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.