FootyMAD's Bury match preview

History of the Bristol Rovers v Bury fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Bury at Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, having won 11 and lost only 3 of the 17 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was just last season, in September 2002, the Pirates carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Tue 04 MarBury0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LD3
2002/2003Tue 17 SepBristol Rvs.2-1BuryLD3
2000/2001Sat 10 MarBristol Rvs.2 - 0BuryLD2
2000/2001Fri 06 OctBury1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LD2
1999/2000Sat 11 MarBury0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LD2
1999/2000Tue 02 NovBristol Rvs.0 - 0BuryLD2
1996/1997Sat 30 NovBristol Rvs.4 - 3BuryLD2

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

Bury have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Shakers have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs.'s 23 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Bury see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division Three, showing a record of 23 points from their 17 games played so far,

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

None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the Pirates. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Bury 15 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.