FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2010 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 33 games played, The Millers have recorded 12 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 2009, with Rotherham U. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Dale in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 23 AugRotherham U.2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Sat 14 MarRochdale1 - 2Rotherham U.LGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Dale, with 7 goals against.

Rotherham U.'s away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The The Millers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against.

Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 24 games giving them a return of 51 points. Rotherham U. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League Two, and have accumulated 39 points from the 21 games they have played so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham U.622210118

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Rochdale is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Won 4 successive home games.
15 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Rotherham U. 10 games since last away draw.