FM Preview: Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers 06 Mar 2012

Last updated : 05 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rovers pack their bags to visit Northampton Town at Sixfields on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 46 games played, Pirates have recorded 11 wins, and Northampton Town have come away with 23 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Sixfields was more than three years back, in December 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 16 Aug Bristol Rvs. 2 - 1 Northampton League Two
2008/2009 Fri 10 Apr Bristol Rvs. 1 - 0 Northampton League One
2008/2009 Sun 28 Dec Northampton 0-0 Bristol Rvs. League One
2007/2008 Wed 12 Mar Bristol Rvs. 1 - 1 Northampton League One
2007/2008 Tue 06 Nov Northampton 0 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2005/2006 Sat 19 Nov Northampton 4 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2005/2006 Fri 07 Oct Bristol Rvs. 0 - 0 Northampton League Two

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Northampton Town's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Cobblers have scored 9, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

Bristol Rovers's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Pirates's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Northampton Town find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 32 games have yielded only 28 points.

Bristol Rovers find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 41 points from their 33 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Northampton Town 6 2 1 3 8 9 7
Bristol Rovers 6 3 2 1 5 3 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Bristol Rovers are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Northampton Town 8 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bristol Rovers 8 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.

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