FM Preview: Walsall v Bristol Rovers 29 Jan 2011

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History of the Walsall v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to Walsall at Banks's Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 47 games played, Pirates have recorded 14 wins, and Walsall have come away with 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2010, when they played out a goalless draw in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 11 JanBristol Rvs.2 - 2WalsallLGE1
2009/2010Tue 09 FebBristol Rvs.0 - 1WalsallLGE1
2009/2010Sat 06 FebWalsall0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 14 MarWalsall0 - 5Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 13 SepBristol Rvs.1 - 3WalsallLGE1
2007/2008Tue 15 AprWalsall0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 19 JanBristol Rvs.1 - 1WalsallLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Walsall have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Saddlers have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

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 11 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Walsall find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 26 games have yielded only 20 points. Bristol Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 27 points from their 25 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Bristol Rvs. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Walsall. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Walsall Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Bristol Rvs. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.