FM Preview: Plymouth Argyle v Bristol Rovers 20 Mar 2012

Last updated : 19 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Plymouth Argyle v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rovers face a trip to Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pirates will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 22 and win only 9 of the 43 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Home Park was just last season, in November 2010, with Plymouth Argyle running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Mon 26 Dec Bristol Rvs. 2 - 3 Plymouth Arg. League Two
2010/2011 Tue 04 Jan Bristol Rvs. 2 - 3 Plymouth Arg. League One
2010/2011 Tue 02 Nov Plymouth Arg. 3-1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2001/2002 Sat 30 Mar Plymouth Arg. 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Division Three
2001/2002 Tue 18 Dec Bristol Rvs. 3 - 2 Plymouth Arg. F.A. Cup
2001/2002 Sat 08 Dec Plymouth Arg. 1 - 1 Bristol Rvs. F.A. Cup
2001/2002 Sun 28 Oct Bristol Rvs. 1 - 2 Plymouth Arg. League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Plymouth Argyle have lost only 1 of the last six at home, but 4 of these games have been drawn. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.

The Pirates 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 Pirates's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Plymouth Argyle are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 35 points from 37 matches.

Bristol Rovers see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 45 points from their 36 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Plymouth Argyle 6 2 2 2 4 4 8
Bristol Rovers 6 2 3 1 6 5 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Bristol Rovers are not doing too bad on their travels, and we think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Plymouth Argyle. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Plymouth Argyle Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Bristol Rovers Not won in previous 2 away matches.

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