Head2Head & Darlington match preview

Last updated : 05 February 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Darlington v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham face a trip to Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 34 games played, The Millers have recorded 7 wins, and Darlington have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2009, The Quakers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 19 JanRotherham1 - 2DarlingtonLGE2
2008/2009Tue 27 JanDarlington1 - 0RotherhamLGE2
2008/2009Tue 16 DecRotherham1 - 1DarlingtonASSM
2008/2009Tue 28 OctRotherham0 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2007/2008Wed 26 DecDarlington1 - 1Rotherham.LGE2
2007/2008Sat 08 SepRotherham.0 - 2DarlingtonLGE2
1999/2000Sat 01 AprDarlington2 - 2Rotherham LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Quakers have scored 4, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end. They are marooned at the foot of the table, despite beating the Millers just three games ago.

The away form of Rotherham is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The Millers have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham 63039119

Team News...
Millers manager Ronnie Moore is likely to make wholesale changes to his line up following Tuesdays loss to Bournemouth. Nick Fenton and Dale Tonge should return in defence whilst Marcus Marshall may start.

Darlo boss Steve Staunton welcomes loanee Richie Bryne into his squad after the ex Oldham man joined on deadline day.

Elsewhere he's without Noel Whelan, with the veteran not quite ready to resume training.

MillersMad's prediction ...
Away win

Sequence statistics:
DarlingtonBeen beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rotherham 11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.