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Last updated : 17 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bury v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pirates will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 12 occasions, and draw 7, from the 21 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2005, the The Shakers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 04 FebBristol Rvs.1 - 0BuryLGE2
2005/2006Tue 27 SepBury1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 12 MarBury1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2004/2005Tue 10 AugBristol Rvs.2 - 2BuryLGE2
2003/2004Sat 24 AprBury0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 15 NovBristol Rvs.1 - 2BuryLGE2
2002/2003Tue 04 MarBury0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Bury are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The The Shakers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

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. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Bury lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 26 points from their 17 games so far. Bristol Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 22 points from their 17 games played so far,

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

A creditable return from recent away games for Pirates could well see them head back from Gigg Lane with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bury 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Bristol Rvs. 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.