FM Preview: Oxford United v Bristol Rovers 08 Oct 2011

Footymad preview History of the Oxford United v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rovers face a trip to Oxford United at The Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 22 games played, Pirates have recorded 5 wins, and Oxford United have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2010, with Oxford United annihilating their visitors 6-1 in a League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Tue 10 Aug Oxford Utd. 6-1 Bristol Rvs. League Cup
2005/2006 Wed 15 Mar Oxford Utd. 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2005/2006 Tue 13 Sep Bristol Rvs. 1 - 1 Oxford Utd. League Two
2004/2005 Sat 29 Jan Oxford Utd. 3 - 2 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2004/2005 Sat 02 Oct Bristol Rvs. 2 - 0 Oxford Utd. League Two
2003/2004 Sat 28 Feb Bristol Rvs. 1 - 1 Oxford Utd. League Division Three
2003/2004 Sat 25 Oct Oxford Utd. 0 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Division Three

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

Recent respective form guides

Oxford United have lost only 1 of the last six at home, but 4 of these games have been drawn. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Bristol Rovers 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 9 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Oxford United's total of 19 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League Two.

Bristol Rovers see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 15 points from their 11 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Oxford United 6 4 2 0 9 4 14
Bristol Rovers 6 2 1 3 8 11 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Oxford United Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Bristol Rovers Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here