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History of the Bristol Rovers v Macclesfield Town fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Macclesfield Town at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. 4 out of the 5 previous games have been drawn by Pirates.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was just last season, in December 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 29 OctMacclesfield2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 26 FebMacclesfield2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 11 DecBristol Rvs.0-0MacclesfieldLGE2
2003/2004Tue 13 JanMacclesfield2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Mon 25 AugBristol Rvs.2 - 2MacclesfieldLGE2
2002/2003Sat 22 FebBristol Rvs.1 - 1MacclesfieldLGE2
2002/2003Sun 08 SepMacclesfield2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The away form of Macclesfield is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Silkmen have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs.'s 60 points from 45 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Macclesfield find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 51 points from their 45 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

Bristol Rvs. are not exactly setting the world alight at Memorial Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Macclesfield in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Macclesfield Not won in previous 12 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.