Mansfield Town face a trip to Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Stags will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 14 occasions, and draw 7, from the 23 games played.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2006, with Bristol Rvs. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Two match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Mar||Bristol Rvs.||2 - 0||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Wed 28 Dec||Mansfield Town||3 - 3||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 19 Mar||Bristol Rvs.||4 - 4||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 07 Aug||Mansfield Town||0 - 2||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Mon 12 Apr||Mansfield Town||0 - 0||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Tue 30 Sep||Bristol Rvs.||1 - 3||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 06 Apr||Mansfield Town||2 - 0||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Bristol Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 5 to 3.
The away form of Mansfield Town is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Stags have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Bristol Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 16 matches. Mansfield Town's 21 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Mansfield Town are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Memorial Stadium with a well-deserved point. No-score draw
|Bristol Rvs.||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Mansfield Town||5 games since last defeat.|