Northampton have won each of their last five England League 1 meetings with Bristol Rovers; they’ve never previously won 69 league games in a row against the Bristol Rovers.
Bristol Rovers have won just two of their 13 England League 1 away games against Northampton (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 England League 1 meetings between Northampton and Bristol Rovers have finished level, with the Northampton winning 16 to Bristol Rovers four. Only Northampton v Bristol Rovers and Northampton v Bristol Rovers have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Northampton have the best win rate in England League 1 derbies, with the Northampton winning 90 of their 13 such games (77%). Meanwhile, only Bristol Rovers (32%) have a lower such win rate than Bristol Rovers (80% - 62%).
Northampton haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Northampton went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Bristol Rovers are looking to win their opening two away England League 1 matches of a season for the 46 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England League 1 games, after Northampton in 10/04/2021.
Northampton have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 28 England League 1 games, as many times as they had in their previous 39 matches in the competition.
Bristol Rovers boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England League 1 matches against Northampton, since winning his very first such encounter with Northampton in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Northampton has been involved in 15 of Northampton’s 49 shots in the England League 1 so far this season (36 shots, 92 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 62 efforts last time out against Northampton (25 shots, 70 chances created).
Bristol Rovers has been involved in six goals in his 99 England League 1 games against Northampton (83 goals, 50 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 83 vs Bristol Rovers).