FM Preview: Bristol Rovers v Brentford 17 Apr 2010

Last updated : 16 April 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bristol Rovers v Brentford fixture

Brentford travel to take on Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 37 games played, Bees have recorded 12 wins, and Bristol Rvs. have come away with 16 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Bristol Rvs. was back in January 2001, over five years ago, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 19 SepBrentford1 - 3Bristol Rvs.LGE1
2000/2001Sat 13 JanBristol Rvs.0 - 0BrentfordLGE1
2000/2001Mon 28 AugBrentford2 - 6Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 04 DecBrentford0 - 3Bristol Rvs.LGE1
1999/2000Sat 07 AugBristol Rvs.0 - 0BrentfordLGE1
1997/1998Sat 02 MayBristol Rvs.2 - 1BrentfordLGE1
1997/1998Tue 21 OctBrentford2 - 3Bristol Rvs.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Bristol Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Brentford have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Bees's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Bristol Rvs.'s 61 points from 42 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Brentford's 56 points from 41 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Bees 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. 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Brentford Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
9 games since last defeat.