Head2Head & match preview - Rochdale

Last updated : 22 August 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rotherham United v Rochdale fixture

The Millers are clearly on top, having won 21 and lost only 5 of the 33 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Don Valley Stadium,was less than a year ago, in September 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Two match as the Millers snatched a last gasp point through Reuben Reid's goal.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 14 MarRochdale1 - 2MillersLGE2
2008/2009Sat 13 SepMillers.2 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Mon 24 MarRochdale4 - 1MillersLGE2
2007/2008Sat 08 DecMillers2 - 4RochdaleLGE2
1999/2000Sat 26 FebRochdale0 - 1MillersLGE2
1999/2000Sat 18 SepMillers0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1998/1999Sat 10 AprRochdale0 - 0MillersLGE2

Recent respective form guides

The Millers have won three out of their four games this season, scoring just three league goals but adding another two during the impressive Carling Cup win over Derby.

Dale come into the game on the back of a last minute defeat at home to Cheltenham on Tuesday night, whilst the Millers are full of confidence after a comfortable 2-1 win at Grimsby.

Rotherham are looking for their first win against Rochdale on home soil since 1997/98.

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Current form guides:(including last season)PWDLFAP

Team News from both camps...

The Millers should have skipper Ian Sharps available after he limped off with a groin strain at Grimsby. Jamie Green was injured in the same game and his ankle could keep him out with him rated 50/50.

Adam Le Fondre is set to continue upfront against his old club and is partnered by Tom Pope, still looking for his first Millers goal. Kevin Ellison is likely to warm the bench again.

Dale boss Keith Hill has captured former Miller Chris O'Grady on loan from Oldham and he could start in attack or at least figure at some stage. Also making a return is former player Scott Wiseman.

Dangerman Chris Dagnall is one to watch closely for the Millers defence.

Sequence statistics (including last season):
Millers7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
RochdaleNot won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

Match Officials...
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