FootyMAD Darlington match preview

History of the Darlington v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs face a trip to Darlington at George Reynolds Arena on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Pirates have won 1 of the 5 games compared to the host's 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2002, the Quakers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 26 AprBristol Rvs2 - 1DarlingtonLD3
2002/2003Sat 05 OctDarlington1 - 0Bristol RvsLD3
2001/2002Sat 29 DecBristol Rvs1 - 0DarlingtonLD3
2001/2002Mon 27 AugDarlington1 - 0Bristol RvsLD3
1986/1987Thu 30 AprBristol Rvs2 - 1DarlingtonDIV3
1986/1987Tue 03 MarDarlington1 - 1Bristol RvsDIV3
1985/1986Sat 18 JanBristol Rvs3 - 1DarlingtonDIV3

Recent respective form guides

Darlington have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Quakers in those games, with 4 conceded.

Bristol Rvs have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Pirates have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Darlington see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division Three, showing a record of 15 points from their 12 games played so far, Bristol Rvs's 17 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Pirates, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bristol Rvs Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.