FootyMAD's Swindon Town match preview

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Swindon Town fixture

Bristol Rvs. prepare to entertain Swindon Town at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Pirates are clearly on top, winning 53.49% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Memorial Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2008, with Swindon Town inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Pirates in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 22 AprBristol Rvs.0-1Swindon TownLGE1
2007/2008Sat 24 NovSwindon Town1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2006/2007Sat 28 AprBristol Rvs.1 - 0Swindon TownLGE2
2006/2007Sat 16 DecSwindon Town2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2000/2001Sat 24 MarBristol Rvs.0 - 0Swindon TownLGE1
2000/2001Sat 21 OctSwindon Town1 - 3Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1995/1996Sat 24 FebSwindon Town2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

Swindon Town have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Robins have hit 9 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League One, showing a record of 20 points from their 16 games played so far, Swindon Town find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 17 points from their 15 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.6213987
Swindon Town6222998

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Pirates's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Swindon Town. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. 5 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Swindon Town Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.