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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. Though past meetings have resulted in more draws than losses for Pirates.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2006, with Macclesfield inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Pirates in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 06 MayBristol Rvs.2-3MacclesfieldLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These games have seen the Pirates score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 3.

In complete contrast to Bristol Rvs., Macclesfield are having a torrid time on their travels, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Silkmen have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Bristol Rvs.'s 18 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Macclesfield find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 14 games have yielded only 4 points.

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

Its good news for Bristol Rvs. fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Pirates. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Macclesfield Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 16 most recent games.