FootyMAD's Bristol Rovers match preview

Last updated : 23 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Bristol Rovers v Carlisle United fixture

Carlisle Utd. face a trip to Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 10 games played, Cumbrians have recorded 3 wins, and Bristol Rvs. have come away with 4 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2003, with Carlisle Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Pirates in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugCarlisle Utd.0 - 2Bristol Rvs.LD3
2002/2003Sat 01 FebBristol Rvs.1 - 2Carlisle Utd.LD3
2002/2003Sat 24 AugCarlisle Utd.0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LD3
2001/2002Tue 12 MarBristol Rvs.0 - 0Carlisle Utd.LD3
2001/2002Sat 06 OctCarlisle Utd.1 - 0Bristol Rvs.LD3
1997/1998Sat 24 JanCarlisle Utd.3 - 1Bristol Rvs.LD2
1997/1998Sat 23 AugBristol Rvs.3 - 1Carlisle Utd.LD2

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Pirates's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

The away form of Carlisle Utd. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Cumbrians have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Bristol Rvs.'s 33 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Carlisle Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 27 games have yielded only 18 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bristol Rvs.6213677
Carlisle Utd.641110513

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Pirates, as the Cumbrians have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Bristol Rvs. 6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Carlisle Utd. 10 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.