FootyMAD's Carlisle United match preview

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Carlisle United fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Carlisle United at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 15 games played, Pirates have recorded 6 wins, and Carlisle Utd. have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was just last season, in August 2008, with Carlisle Utd. inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Pirates in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 28 FebCarlisle Utd.1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2008/2009Sat 09 AugBristol Rvs.2-3Carlisle Utd.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 29 DecBristol Rvs.3 - 0Carlisle Utd.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 22 SepCarlisle Utd.1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 15 AprBristol Rvs.1 - 1Carlisle Utd.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 01 OctCarlisle Utd.1 - 3Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2004/2005Tue 23 NovCarlisle Utd.1 - 0Bristol Rvs.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Pirates have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Carlisle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Cumbrians's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Bristol Rvs.'s 22 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Carlisle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 17 points from their 15 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.60066180
Carlisle Utd.631211910

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Bristol Rvs. only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 6 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Carlisle Utd. 5 games since last defeat.