FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 13 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rochdale v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham U. face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 32 games played, The Millers have recorded 11 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 13 SepRotherham U.2 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Mon 24 MarRochdale4 - 1Rotherham U.LGE2
2007/2008Sat 08 DecRotherham U.2 - 4RochdaleLGE2
1999/2000Sat 26 FebRochdale0 - 1Rotherham U.LGE2
1999/2000Sat 18 SepRotherham U.0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1998/1999Sat 10 AprRochdale0 - 0Rotherham U.LGE2
1998/1999Tue 15 DecRotherham U.4 - 0RochdaleFAC

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Dale, with 5 goals against.

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 6 goals in these games, but conceded 7.

Rochdale are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League Two, and have accumulated 61 points from the 36 games they have played so far. Rotherham U. find themselves down in 17th position in the league having picked up 37 points from their 32 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham U.63218211

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Rotherham U.Undefeated in last 3 away games.
5 games since last defeat.