FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Southampton 13 Apr 2010

Last updated : 12 April 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bristol Rovers v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 11 games played, Saints have recorded 4 wins, and Bristol Rvs. have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Southampton inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Pirates in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Fri 06 NovBristol Rvs.2 - 3SouthamptonFAC
2009/2010Tue 29 SepSouthampton2 - 3Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2007/2008Sat 16 FebBristol Rvs.1 - 0SouthamptonFAC
1980/1981Sat 24 JanSouthampton3 - 1Bristol Rvs.FAC
1977/1978Mon 27 MarSouthampton3 - 1Bristol Rvs.CHMP
1977/1978Sat 28 JanBristol Rvs.2 - 0SouthamptonFAC
1977/1978Sat 29 OctBristol Rvs.0 - 0SouthamptonCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Pirates in those games, with 6 conceded.

Southampton have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Saints, and 4 goals against.

Bristol Rvs. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League One, picking up 61 points from their 41 games so far. Southampton's 60 points from 40 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 ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Saints could well see them head back from Memorial Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Southampton Undefeated in last 3 away games.
7 games since last defeat.