FM Preview: Carlisle United v Bristol Rovers 15 Jan 2011

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History of the Carlisle United v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to Carlisle United at Brunton Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Pirates have recorded 6 wins, and Carlisle Utd. have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2010, with Carlisle Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 30 OctBristol Rvs.1 - 1Carlisle Utd.LGE1
2009/2010Fri 02 AprCarlisle Utd.3 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2009/2010Sat 14 NovBristol Rvs.3 - 2Carlisle Utd.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 28 FebCarlisle Utd.1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 09 AugBristol Rvs.2 - 3Carlisle Utd.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 29 DecBristol Rvs.3 - 0Carlisle Utd.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 22 SepCarlisle Utd.1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Carlisle United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.

Bristol Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pirates have hit 12 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Carlisle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 28 points from their 21 matches. Bristol Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 23 points from their 22 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Carlisle Utd.62139107
Bristol Rvs.60339163

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Cumbrians, as the Pirates have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Carlisle Utd. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Bristol Rvs. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 8 most recent games.