FM Preview: Exeter City v Bristol Rovers 29 Sep 2012

Last updated : 28 September 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Exeter City v Bristol Rovers fixture

Exeter City are ready to welcome Bristol Rovers to St. James Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 42 games played, Grecians have recorded 19 wins, and Bristol Rovers have come away with 9 victories.

The previous match played between the two at St. James Park was within the last three years, in August 2010, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 09 Apr Bristol Rvs. 0 - 2 Exeter City League One
2010/2011 Tue 14 Dec Bristol Rvs. 2 - 2 Exeter City (Associate Members)
2010/2011 Sat 21 Aug Exeter City 2-2 Bristol Rvs. League One
2009/2010 Wed 17 Mar Exeter City 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League One
2009/2010 Tue 01 Dec Bristol Rvs. 1 - 0 Exeter City League One
2002/2003 Sat 01 Mar Exeter City 0 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Division Three
2002/2003 Tue 22 Oct Exeter City 1 - 0 Bristol Rvs. (Associate Members)

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

Recent respective form guides

Exeter City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Bristol Rovers is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Pirates have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Exeter City are holding the final promotion place in the npower League Two, and have accumulated 16 points from the 8 games they have played so far.

Bristol Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League Two with a return of just 4 points from their 7 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Exeter City 6 3 2 1 12 7 11
Bristol Rovers 6 0 3 3 3 13 3

For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here

FootyMad's prediction ...

The current home form displayed by Exeter City is obviously none too clever, but, with the current standing of Bristol Rovers, we firmly believe this match can only produce a victory for the Grecians. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Exeter City Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Bristol Rovers Not won in previous 12 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 10 most recent games.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here