FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Darlington v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham U. face a trip to Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 33 games played, The Millers have recorded 7 wins, and Darlington have come away with 16 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 16 DecRotherham U.1 - 1DarlingtonASSM
2008/2009Tue 28 OctRotherham U.0 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2007/2008Wed 26 DecDarlington1 - 1Rotherham U.LGE2
2007/2008Sat 08 SepRotherham U.0 - 2DarlingtonLGE2
1999/2000Sat 01 AprDarlington2 - 2Rotherham U.LGE2
1999/2000Sat 18 DecRotherham U.2 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
1998/1999Sat 03 AprDarlington1 - 2Rotherham U.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Quakers in those games, with 6 conceded.

Rotherham U. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Millers have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Darlington lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 41 points from their 25 games so far. Rotherham U. are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 23 from their 25 matches played after a 17 point deduction.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham U.63126610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rotherham have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Darlington may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
DarlingtonUnbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Rotherham U.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.