FootyMAD's Blackpool match preview

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Last updated : 19 November 2004
History of the Blackpool v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere Rvs. face a trip to Blackpool at Bloomfield Road 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2003, the Seasiders carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 07 FebTranmere Rvs.1 - 1BlackpoolLGE1
2003/2004Fri 26 DecBlackpool2 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2003/2004Tue 14 OctBlackpool3 - 2Tranmere Rvs.AM
2002/2003Sat 22 FebTranmere Rvs.2 - 1BlackpoolLGE1
2002/2003Sat 07 SepBlackpool3 - 0Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2001/2002Tue 12 MarBlackpool1 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2001/2002Thu 04 OctTranmere Rvs.4 - 0BlackpoolLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Blackpool are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Seasiders, with 9 goals against.

The Rovers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Rovers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Blackpool find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 17 matches. Tranmere Rvs. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 32 points from 17 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackpool641115613
Tranmere Rvs.64028912

FootyMad's prediction ...

Tranmere Rvs. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Blackpool. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackpool Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Tranmere Rvs. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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