FM Preview: Bournemouth v Tranmere Rovers 20 Oct 2012

Footymad preview History of the Bournemouth v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere Rovers face a trip to Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 13 and win only 5 of the 25 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Dean Court was less than a year ago, in January 2012, the Cherries carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 21 Jan Bournemouth 2 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2011/2012 Sat 01 Oct Tranmere Rvs. 0 - 0 Bournemouth League One
2010/2011 Sat 09 Apr Bournemouth 1 - 2 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2010/2011 Sat 06 Nov Bournemouth 5 - 3 Tranmere Rvs. F.A. Cup
2010/2011 Sat 21 Aug Tranmere Rvs. 0 - 3 Bournemouth League One
2007/2008 Mon 24 Mar Bournemouth 2 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2007/2008 Sat 08 Dec Tranmere Rvs. 3 - 1 Bournemouth League One

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Recent respective form guides

Bournemouth have lost only 1 of the last six at home, but 4 of these games have been drawn. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The Rovers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Bournemouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 11 points from their 12 games thus far.

Tranmere Rovers are leading the way in the npower League One, with their 12 games giving them a return of 30 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Bournemouth 6 1 1 4 6 12 4
Tranmere Rovers 6 5 1 0 16 6 16

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Tranmere Rovers are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Bournemouth Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Tranmere Rovers 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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