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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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BRISTOL ROVERS
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A historical overview of Bristol Rovers's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Bristol Rovers sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1956 Saturday, December 1, 1956 3892.84  
  1955 Saturday, November 12, 1955 3885.91  
  1958 Saturday, March 29, 1958 3875.95  
  1957 Saturday, January 5, 1957 3863.47  
  1959 Saturday, September 12, 1959 3860.31  
  1954 Saturday, November 20, 1954 3844.40  
  1960 Saturday, April 30, 1960 3833.62  
  1905 Saturday, September 30, 1905 3818.12  
  1975 Saturday, October 25, 1975 3812.92  
  1992 Saturday, May 2, 1992 3809.33  
  1974 Sunday, January 27, 1974 3806.30  
  1961 Saturday, April 8, 1961 3806.15  
  1973 Wednesday, December 26, 1973 3804.03  
  1990 Saturday, December 29, 1990 3801.65  
  1953 Saturday, February 21, 1953 3800.56  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Bristol Rovers sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  2002 Saturday, December 21, 2002 3366.61  
  2003 Saturday, January 4, 2003 3374.19  
  2004 Saturday, March 20, 2004 3401.15  
  2012 Saturday, December 15, 2012 3413.30  
  2013 Saturday, January 5, 2013 3417.43  
  1946 Thursday, December 26, 1946 3428.16  
  2014 Saturday, August 16, 2014 3437.48  
  2011 Saturday, December 31, 2011 3438.15  
  1947 Saturday, January 4, 1947 3446.80  
  2006 Tuesday, August 8, 2006 3457.57  
  2005 Saturday, November 19, 2005 3466.22  
  2001 Friday, December 21, 2001 3476.64  
  1929 Saturday, November 16, 1929 3477.82  
  1899 Saturday, November 4, 1899 3489.67  
  1938 Saturday, December 17, 1938 3489.84  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Bristol Rovers's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Derby County (3892) vs. Bristol Rovers (3497)
  Sunday, January 6, 2002
-460.6 6.6% 1-3 +14.0 
  Bristol Rovers (3692) vs. Preston North End (4034)
  Saturday, January 12, 1952
-246.5 19.5% 2-0 +24.2 
  Bristol Rovers (3689) vs. Newcastle United (4023)
  Tuesday, September 8, 1970
-229.4 21.1% 2-1 +15.8 
  Bristol Rovers (3661) vs. Swansea City (3947)
  Tuesday, October 5, 1982
-193.5 24.7% 1-0 +15.1 
  Bristol Rovers (3552) vs. Swindon Town (3836)
  Saturday, April 6, 1912
-159.1 28.6% 3-0 +25.0 
  Bristol Rovers (3488) vs. Fulham (3760)
  Saturday, February 2, 1929
-142.8 30.5% 5-3 +20.8 
  Bristol Rovers (3609) vs. Southampton (3873)
  Wednesday, March 5, 1902
-131.9 31.9% 1-0 +13.6 
  Bristol Rovers (3529) vs. Sunderland (3790)
  Wednesday, February 24, 1988
-172.4 27.0% 4-0 +27.4 
  Bristol Rovers (3591) vs. Middlesbrough (3852)
  Wednesday, January 29, 1902
-129.5 32.2% 1-0 +13.6 
  Bristol Rovers (3503) vs. Brentford (3762)
  Saturday, May 3, 1930
-129.3 32.2% 4-1 +23.7 
  Bristol Rovers (3526) vs. Queens Park Rangers (3784)
  Saturday, October 19, 1912
-137.1 31.2% 3-0 +24.1 
  Bristol Rovers (3590) vs. Swindon Town (3843)
  Friday, April 14, 1911
-127.9 32.4% 1-0 +13.5 
  Queens Park Rangers (3737) vs. Bristol Rovers (3485)
  Saturday, October 12, 1946
-377.0 10.2% 0-2 +26.9 
  Burnley (4032) vs. Bristol Rovers (3781)
  Tuesday, January 28, 1958
-357.5 11.3% 2-3 +17.7 
  Bristol Rovers (3593) vs. Swindon Town (3843)
  Thursday, December 25, 1913
-129.0 32.2% 5-2 +23.7 
  Bristol Rovers (3617) vs. Notts County (3867)
  Saturday, January 11, 1913
-128.9 32.3% 2-0 +20.3 
  Bristol Rovers (3647) vs. Leicester City (3897)
  Saturday, January 4, 1986
-159.5 28.5% 3-1 +21.4 
  Bristol Rovers (3520) vs. Wigan Athletic (3768)
  Saturday, March 21, 1987
-160.0 28.5% 1-0 +14.3 
  Manchester United (3957) vs. Bristol Rovers (3712)
  Wednesday, October 11, 1972
-345.7 12.0% 1-2 +17.6 
  Bristol Rovers (3481) vs. Queens Park Rangers (3721)
  Saturday, February 15, 1947
-115.3 34.0% 3-1 +19.8 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Bristol Rovers's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Bristol Rovers (3556) vs. Chesham United (2750)
  Sunday, November 8, 2015
+847.3 99.2% 0-1 -9.9 
  Hayes (3148) vs. Bristol Rovers (3725)
  Saturday, November 18, 1972
+476.5 94.0% 1-0 -18.8 
  Hitchin Town (3114) vs. Bristol Rovers (3652)
  Saturday, November 11, 1995
+469.4 93.7% 2-1 -9.4 
  Stockport County (3353) vs. Bristol Rovers (3703)
  Monday, January 11, 1965
+247.3 80.6% 3-2 -16.1 
  Bristol Rovers (3777) vs. Torquay United (3451)
  Wednesday, August 29, 1990
+401.7 91.0% 1-2 -18.2 
  Bristol Rovers (3673) vs. Exeter City (3380)
  Saturday, November 16, 1996
+358.1 88.7% 1-2 -8.9 
  Southport (3475) vs. Bristol Rovers (3759)
  Friday, April 5, 1974
+181.4 74.0% 1-0 -14.8 
  Bristol Rovers (3752) vs. Swindon Town (3475)
  Tuesday, September 4, 1984
+370.5 89.4% 0-1 -17.9 
  Bristol Rovers (3751) vs. Torquay United (3477)
  Tuesday, August 14, 1979
+377.8 89.8% 1-3 -26.9 
  Bristol Rovers (3776) vs. Swindon Town (3508)
  Monday, April 6, 1953
+367.8 89.3% 1-2 -17.9 
  Bristol Rovers (3690) vs. Swindon Town (3426)
  Saturday, October 25, 1902
+401.6 91.0% 2-3 -18.2 
  Bristol Rovers (3782) vs. Aldershot (3520)
  Tuesday, December 15, 1970
+366.5 89.2% 1-3 -26.8 
  Bristol Rovers (3780) vs. New Brompton (3522)
  Saturday, January 6, 1906
+386.8 90.3% 1-2 -18.1 
  Swindon Town (3533) vs. Bristol Rovers (3790)
  Saturday, February 18, 1905
+123.6 67.1% 2-1 -13.4 
  Bristol Rovers (3687) vs. Chesterfield (3436)
  Tuesday, September 22, 1964
+353.7 88.5% 0-2 -26.5 
  Swindon Town (3452) vs. Bristol Rovers (3699)
  Saturday, February 7, 1903
+109.5 65.3% 2-1 -13.1 
  Bristol Rovers (3764) vs. Bury (3517)
  Saturday, October 24, 1970
+351.0 88.3% 0-1 -17.7 
  Hereford United (3524) vs. Bristol Rovers (3770)
  Wednesday, August 16, 1978
+141.2 69.3% 4-0 -26.0 
  Crystal Palace (3466) vs. Bristol Rovers (3702)
  Saturday, January 13, 1951
+142.4 69.4% 1-0 -13.9 
  Brighton and Hove Albion (3546) vs. Bristol Rovers (3779)
  Saturday, December 2, 1905
+104.3 64.6% 2-1 -12.9 
 
   

The twenty teams that Bristol Rovers are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Bradford City 24 +3.55 
  AFC Wimbledon 15 +3.28 
  Sunderland 27 +3.01 
  Blackburn Rovers 35 +2.44 
  Cambridge United 32 +2.39 
  Yeovil Town 14 +2.25 
  Chester 20 +2.23 
  Darlington 1883 19 +2.06 
  Sheffield United 25 +2.05 
  Millwall 116 +2.00 
  Merthyr Town 29 +1.97 
  Stoke City 34 +1.90 
  Chesterfield 38 +1.86 
  Tranmere Rovers 30 +1.76 
  Scunthorpe United 36 +1.76 
  FC Halifax Town 16 +1.71 
  Fulham 69 +1.66 
  Cheltenham Town 18 +1.59 
  Shrewsbury Town 58 +1.47 
  Kettering Town 12 +1.44 

The twenty teams that Bristol Rovers are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Leyton 12 -5.90 
  Crewe Alexandra 23 -5.69 
  Accrington Stanley 12 -3.51 
  Macclesfield Town 18 -3.50 
  Watford 117 -2.88 
  Rochdale 32 -2.77 
  Aston Villa 16 -2.46 
  Tottenham Hotspur 22 -2.42 
  Port Vale 66 -2.17 
  West Ham United 57 -1.66 
  Southport 11 -1.52 
  Blackpool 32 -1.48 
  Portsmouth 70 -1.37 
  Bury 47 -1.36 
  Barnsley 30 -1.21 
  Sheffield Wednesday 13 -1.15 
  Peterborough United 36 -1.06 
  Liverpool 18 -0.98 
  Plymouth Argyle 121 -0.94 
  Bristol City 104 -0.94