FootyMAD's Bristol Rovers match preview

History of the Bristol Rovers v Oxford United fixture

Oxford Utd. face a trip to Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening, 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 10 and win only 4 of the 17 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2002, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 25 OctOxford Utd.0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LD3
2002/2003Mon 21 AprOxford Utd.0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LD3
2002/2003Sat 14 DecBristol Rvs.0 - 2Oxford Utd.LD3
2001/2002Sat 02 FebOxford Utd.0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LD3
2001/2002Sat 29 SepBristol Rvs.1 - 1Oxford Utd.LD3
2000/2001Sat 21 AprBristol Rvs.6 - 2Oxford Utd.LD2
2000/2001Sat 04 NovOxford Utd.0 - 1Bristol Rvs.LD2

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 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Oxford Utd. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the U's have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 37 points from their 32 matches. Oxford Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Nationwide League Division Three, and have accumulated 60 points from the 32 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.61235115
Oxford Utd.62138107

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the U's out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Bristol Rvs.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Oxford Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.