Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland Match Info
Date: Saturday February 23 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Memorial Stadium
Referee: James Linington
Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
December 15 2018: Sunderland 2-1 Bristol Rovers
October 31 2000 (League Cup): Bristol Rovers 1-2 Sunderland
January 16 1993: Bristol Rovers 2-2 Sunderland
September 26 1992: Sunderland 1-1 Bristol Rovers
Total head-to-head league matches played: 25
Bristol Rovers wins: 8
Sunderland wins: 9
Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland Stats
- Sunderland have lost only one of their last six matches against Bristol Rovers
- Both teams have scored in nine of the latest 10 meetings between these clubs
- Sunderland have scored exactly one goal in all of their last six away games
Bristol Rovers vs Sunderland Match Preview
Sunderland’s hopes of automatic promotion have been dented by too many draws recently and that could be the case again on their trip to Bristol Rovers.
Before Tuesday’s home match against Gillingham (result not known at the time of writing) the Black Cats had taken just a solitary point in seven of their last nine games, winning the other two.
From looking as though they had every chance of finishing in the all-important top two in League One, Sunderland were slipping off the pace being set by Luton and Barnsley.
And they may not find it easy against a Bristol Rovers side who have improved significantly since Graham Coughlan replaced Darrell Clarke as manager just before Christmas.
Ironically, Coughlan’s first game in charge was a 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture to this, but subsequently Rovers have lost only one more of 11 league and cup matches and they are making a good fist of escaping from the relegation zone.
These clubs will meet again in the Checkatrade Trophy semi-finals next month, also in Bristol, but this fixture may not shed too much light on the outcome of that showdown as a draw looks highly likely on current form.
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