FM Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End 13 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End fixture

Tranmere Rovers play host to Preston North End at Prenton Park on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 9 and lost only 3 of the 17 games.

The last time the two teams met at Tranmere Rovers was more than a decade ago, in September 2001, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Preston N.E. 2 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2001/2002 Tue 11 Sep Tranmere Rvs. 4-1 Preston N.E. League Cup
2000/2001 Tue 06 Mar Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 1 Preston N.E. League Division One
2000/2001 Sat 14 Oct Preston N.E. 1 - 0 Tranmere Rvs. League Division One
1990/1991 Tue 07 May Tranmere Rvs. 2 - 1 Preston N.E. Third Division
1990/1991 Tue 09 Apr Preston N.E. 1 - 0 Tranmere Rvs. (Associate Members)
1990/1991 Tue 05 Mar Tranmere Rvs. 4 - 0 Preston N.E. (Associate Members)

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Recent respective form guides

Tranmere Rovers remain unbeaten in their last six home games, though five of those have been draws. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

Preston North End have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the North End have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Tranmere Rovers are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 38 points from 35 matches.

Preston North End see themselves just below half way in the npower League One, showing a record of 42 points from their 34 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Tranmere Rovers 6 1 3 2 4 4 6
Preston North End 6 1 3 2 2 5 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With Tranmere Rovers only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Tranmere Rovers Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Preston North End Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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