FootyMAD's Gillingham match preview

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History of the Gillingham v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. travel to take on Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Gillingham was back in February 2002, over five years ago, the The Gills carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2001/2002Tue 05 FebGillingham1 - 0Bristol Rvs.FAC
1999/2000Sat 15 JanBristol Rvs.2 - 1GillinghamLGE1
1999/2000Sat 14 AugGillingham0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1998/1999Tue 23 FebBristol Rvs.0 - 1GillinghamLGE1
1998/1999Sat 22 AugGillingham0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1997/1998Sat 31 JanGillingham1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1997/1998Tue 25 NovGillingham0 - 2Bristol Rvs.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Gillingham are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Gills in those games, with 7 conceded.

Bristol Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Pirates's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Gillingham are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League One with a return of just 11 points from their 12 games thus far. Bristol Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 12 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.6033473

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the The Gills. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Gillingham Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bristol Rvs. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 8 most recent games.