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History of the Bristol Rovers v Northampton Town fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Northampton Town at Memorial Stadium on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 40 games played, Pirates have recorded 16 wins, and Northampton have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2005, with Bristol Rvs. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Mon 03 JanBristol Rvs.3-1NorthamptonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 25 SepNorthampton2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 07 FebNorthampton2 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Fri 26 DecBristol Rvs.1 - 2NorthamptonLGE2
2000/2001Tue 06 MarNorthampton2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2000/2001Sat 14 OctBristol Rvs.0 - 1NorthamptonLGE1
1999/2000Tue 11 JanNorthampton0 - 0Bristol Rvs.ASSM

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. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Northampton however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Cobblers, and 5 goals against.

Bristol Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League Two, showing a record of 15 points from their 12 games played so far, Northampton's total of 18 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League Two.

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

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Bristol Rvs.'s indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Northampton. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Northampton 4 games since last away draw.