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History of the Bristol Rovers v Bournemouth fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Bournemouth at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, winning 51.79% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was earlier this season, with Bournemouth inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Pirates in a (Associate Members) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 09 OctBristol Rvs.0-1BournemouthASSM
2006/2007Tue 12 DecBournemouth0 - 1Bristol Rvs.FAC
2006/2007Sat 02 DecBristol Rvs.1 - 1BournemouthFAC
2003/2004Sat 08 NovBournemouth1 - 0Bristol Rvs.FAC
2002/2003Sat 15 FebBristol Rvs.0 - 0BournemouthLGE2
2002/2003Sat 02 NovBournemouth1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2000/2001Tue 27 FebBournemouth1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Pirates have scored 6, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Bournemouth's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Bristol Rvs. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 13 matches. Bournemouth find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 13 games have yielded only 9 points.

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

These are testing times at Memorial Stadium for the Pirates and the Madmen are unable to see past Bournemouth claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Failed to win in previous 9 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
Bournemouth 8 games since last away draw.
No win in the 3 most recent games.