FootyMAD's Bristol Rovers match preview

By Footymad Previewer
Last updated : 16 January 2004
History of the Rochdale v Bristol Rovers fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Bristol Rovers at Spotland on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 8 games played, Dale have recorded 3 wins, and Bristol Rvs. have come away with 1 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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:
2003/2004Sat 16 AugBristol Rvs.0 - 0RochdaleLD3
2002/2003Tue 08 AprRochdale1-1Bristol Rvs.LD3
2002/2003Tue 17 DecRochdale3 - 2Bristol Rvs.FAC
2002/2003Sat 07 DecBristol Rvs.1 - 1RochdaleFAC
2002/2003Sat 17 AugBristol Rvs.1 - 2RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Sat 20 AprRochdale2 - 1Bristol Rvs.LD3
2001/2002Sat 10 NovBristol Rvs.0 - 2RochdaleLD3

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Dale have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Bristol Rvs.'s away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Pirates have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Rochdale are currently lying in 19th place in Nationwide League Division Three having mustered a points tally of 29 from their 26 matches played. Bristol Rvs.'s 32 points from 26 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
Rochdale6303559
Bristol Rvs.6204466

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are in pretty poor form at home recently, and the FootyMad are looking no further than a solitary point from this game. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale 8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 16 .
Bristol Rvs. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.