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History of the Oxford United v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs face a trip to Oxford United at The Kassam Stadium on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Pirates have won 5 of the 17 games compared to the host's 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2003, with Bristol Rvs inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the U's in a League Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Mon 21 AprOxford Utd0 - 1Bristol RvsLD3
2002/2003Sat 14 DecBristol Rvs0 - 2Oxford UtdLD3
2001/2002Sat 02 FebOxford Utd0 - 0Bristol RvsLD3
2001/2002Sat 29 SepBristol Rvs1 - 1Oxford UtdLD3
2000/2001Sat 21 AprBristol Rvs6 - 2Oxford UtdLD2
2000/2001Sat 04 NovOxford Utd0 - 1Bristol RvsLD2
1999/2000Sat 22 JanOxford Utd0 - 5Bristol RvsLD2

Recent respective form guides

Oxford United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the U's, with 4 goals against.

Bristol Rvs have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Pirates have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Oxford Utd are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 30 points from their 15 games. Bristol Rvs's 21 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Oxford Utd6222668
Bristol Rvs62048126

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Oxford Utd 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Bristol Rvs Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.