FootyMAD's Northampton Town match preview

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History of the Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to Northampton Town at Sixfields 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 lose 22 and win only 10 of the 43 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2004, the Cobblers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Fri 07 OctBristol Rvs.0 - 0NorthamptonLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Northampton Town have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Cobblers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Bristol Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Pirates's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Northampton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League Two, picking up 24 points from their 17 games so far. Bristol Rvs. are currently lying in 19th place in Coca Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 19 from their 17 matches played.

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

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Cobblers, as the Pirates have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Northampton Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Bristol Rvs. 12 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.