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History of the Notts. County v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to Notts. County at Meadow Lane 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 23 and win only 7 of the 39 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2005, with Notts. County running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 11 MarBristol Rvs.1 - 2Notts. CountyLGE2
2005/2006Sat 27 AugNotts. County2 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 26 MarNotts. County1 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 14 AugBristol Rvs.2 - 1Notts. CountyLGE2
2000/2001Sat 10 FebBristol Rvs.0 - 0Notts. CountyLGE1
2000/2001Sat 09 SepNotts. County1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 23 OctBristol Rvs.0 - 1Notts. CountyLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Notts. County are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Magpies score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The away form of Bristol Rvs. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Pirates have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Notts. County are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 24 points from 13 games. Bristol Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 13 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Notts. County64209514
Bristol Rvs.6222568

FootyMad's prediction ...

Pirates are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Notts. County. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Notts. County Unbeaten in the last 12 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Bristol Rvs. Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.