FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Rochdale 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Bristol Rovers v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The last time the two teams met at Bristol Rvs. was just over four years ago, in September 2006, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 13 JanRochdale0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 09 SepBristol Rvs.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 29 AprRochdale2 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 12 NovBristol Rvs.1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 05 MarBristol Rvs.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 18 DecRochdale0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 17 JanRochdale2 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Bristol Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 15 points from their 11 games played so far, Rochdale's 16 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

With Rochdale only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Memorial Stadium will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Rochdale Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.