Bristol Rvs. play host to Colchester United at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Pirates have a healthy record in the fixture, winning 7 from 11 meetings.
The last time the two teams met at Bristol Rvs. was back in April 2001, over five years ago, with Bristol Rvs. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Division Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 04 Oct||Colchester U.||0 - 1||Bristol Rvs.||LGE1|
|2000/2001||Sat 14 Apr||Bristol Rvs.||2-0||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|2000/2001||Tue 24 Oct||Colchester U.||2 - 1||Bristol Rvs.||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sat 08 Jan||Colchester U.||5 - 4||Bristol Rvs.||LGE1|
|1999/2000||Sat 11 Dec||Bristol Rvs.||2 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Sat 30 Jan||Bristol Rvs.||1 - 1||Colchester U.||LGE1|
|1998/1999||Mon 28 Dec||Colchester U.||0 - 3||Bristol Rvs.||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Bristol Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Pirates in those games, with 8 conceded.
The U's 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. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.
Bristol Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 24 matches. Colchester U.'s 35 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Bristol Rvs. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win
|Bristol Rvs.||No sequences of note|
|Colchester U.||6 games since last defeat.|