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History of the Rushden & Diamonds v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs. face a trip to Rushden & Diamonds at Nene Park on Monday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Most of the previous meetings have ended up in defeat for the Pirates.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 09 AprBristol Rvs.3 - 0Rushden & D.LGE2
2004/2005Mon 30 AugRushden & D.0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 05 AprBristol Rvs.1 - 2Rushden & D.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 30 NovRushden & D.2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 16 MarBristol Rvs.0 - 3Rushden & D.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 01 DecRushden & D.3 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rushden & Diamonds's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Diamonds have conceded a disappointing 8 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 2 of their own chances.

Bristol Rvs.'s away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Pirates's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Rushden & D. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca Cola League Two with a return of just 22 points from their 24 games thus far. Bristol Rvs.'s 32 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rushden & D.61055153
Bristol Rvs.6213787

FootyMad's prediction ...

Pirates have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Nene Park with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rushden & D. Been beaten in each of their previous 4 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Bristol Rvs. Undefeated in last 4 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.