FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Oxford United 18 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Bristol Rovers v Oxford United fixture

Oxford United travel to take on Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The U's will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 4 of the 20 games.

The last time the two teams met at Bristol Rovers was back in September 2005, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 08 Oct Oxford Utd. 3 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2010/2011 Tue 10 Aug Oxford Utd. 6 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Cup
2005/2006 Wed 15 Mar Oxford Utd. 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2005/2006 Tue 13 Sep Bristol Rvs. 1-1 Oxford Utd. League Two
2004/2005 Sat 29 Jan Oxford Utd. 3 - 2 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2004/2005 Sat 02 Oct Bristol Rvs. 2 - 0 Oxford Utd. League Two
2003/2004 Sat 28 Feb Bristol Rvs. 1 - 1 Oxford Utd. League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Pirates have scored 9, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

Oxford United have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Bristol Rovers see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 36 points from their 30 games played so far,

Oxford United's total of 46 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League Two.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bristol Rovers 6 4 1 1 8 4 13
Oxford United 6 2 3 1 9 6 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Oxford United are not doing too bad on their travels, and we think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Bristol Rovers. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bristol Rovers Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Oxford United Undefeated in last 5 away games.
4 games since last defeat.

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