FM Preview: Southampton v Bristol Rovers 16 Apr 2011

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Last updated : 15 April 2011

Footymad preview History of the Southampton v Bristol Rovers fixture

Southampton prepare to entertain Bristol Rovers at St. Marys on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 9 wins out of 12 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was just last season, in September 2009, with Bristol Rovers inflicting a narrow 2-3 defeat upon the Saints in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 28 Aug Bristol Rvs. 0 - 4 Southampton League One
2009/2010 Tue 13 Apr Bristol Rvs. 1 - 5 Southampton League One
2009/2010 Fri 06 Nov Bristol Rvs. 2 - 3 Southampton F.A. Cup
2009/2010 Tue 29 Sep Southampton 2-3 Bristol Rvs. League One
2007/2008 Sat 16 Feb Bristol Rvs. 1 - 0 Southampton F.A. Cup
1980/1981 Sat 24 Jan Southampton 3 - 1 Bristol Rvs. F.A. Cup
1977/1978 Mon 27 Mar Southampton 3 - 1 Bristol Rvs. Second Division

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Southampton could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Saints have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 3.

Bristol Rovers have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Pirates have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Southampton are holding the final promotion place in the Npower League One, and have accumulated 74 points from the 40 games they have played so far.

Bristol Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 43 points from their 41 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southampton 6 4 1 1 10 5 13
Bristol Rovers 6 3 1 2 5 5 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Saints to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southampton Won 6 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Bristol Rovers 3 successive away victories.
11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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