FootyMAD's Swansea City match preview

History of the Swansea City v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rvs face a trip to Swansea City at Vetch Field on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Pirates have won 9 of the 33 games compared to the host's 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2002, with Bristol Rvs inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Swans 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:
2002/2003Thu 26 DecSwansea0 - 1Bristol RvsLD3
2002/2003Tue 27 AugBristol Rvs3 - 1SwanseaLD3
2001/2002Tue 22 JanBristol Rvs4 - 1SwanseaLD3
2001/2002Fri 21 DecSwansea2 - 1Bristol RvsLD3
2000/2001Sat 07 AprBristol Rvs1 - 0SwanseaLD2
2000/2001Sat 02 DecSwansea0 - 0Bristol RvsLD2
1995/1996Sat 13 JanSwansea2 - 2Bristol RvsLD2

Recent respective form guides

Swansea City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Swans in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Bristol Rvs is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Pirates have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Swansea are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 30 points from 16 games. Bristol Rvs's 22 points from 16 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
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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Swansea Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Bristol Rvs Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.