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History of the Bristol Rovers v Rochdale fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Rochdale at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 05 MarBristol Rvs.0-0RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 18 DecRochdale0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 17 JanRochdale2 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 16 AugBristol Rvs.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Tue 08 AprRochdale1 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2002/2003Tue 17 DecRochdale3 - 2Bristol Rvs.FAC
2002/2003Sat 07 DecBristol Rvs.1 - 1RochdaleFAC

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Bristol Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 16 matches. Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 26 points from 16 games.

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

Bristol Rvs. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Rochdale An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.