FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 10 February 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Darlington v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to Darlington at 96.6 TFM Darlington Arena on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 3 of the 7 previous games, with the hosts winning just 2.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2004, with Bristol Rvs. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Quakers in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 24 SepBristol Rvs.1 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Mon 28 MarBristol Rvs.3 - 3DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 21 AugDarlington0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 14 FebBristol Rvs.0 - 3DarlingtonLGE2
2003/2004Sat 11 OctDarlington0 - 4Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 26 AprBristol Rvs.2 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2002/2003Sat 05 OctDarlington1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the The Quakers, with 5 goals against.

Bristol Rvs.'s away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Pirates, and 8 goals against.

Darlington's total of 45 points from their 31 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League Two. Bristol Rvs. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League Two, picking up 45 from their 31 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.641112913

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bristol Rvs. are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Bristol Rvs. 4 games since last away draw.