Head2Head & Team News - Stockport County (a)

Last updated : 10 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stockport County v Rotherham United fixture

Rotherham pack their bags to visit Stockport County at Edgeley Park on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Millers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Edgeley Park was more than three years back, in August 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Two match.

Ronnie Moore's men will be confident of improving on their record with Stockport's poor home form seeing them win only once at home this season, and shipping five goals on no less than four occasions.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 12 FebRotherham U.1 - 4Stockport Co.LGE2
2007/2008Sat 25 AugStockport Co.2 - 2Rotherham U.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 09 FebRotherham U.3 - 2Stockport Co.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 20 OctStockport Co.0 - 1Rotherham U.CHMP
1996/1997Sat 01 MarStockport Co.0 - 0Rotherham U.LGE1
1996/1997Tue 03 DecRotherham U.0 - 1Stockport Co.LGE1
1995/1996Tue 23 AprRotherham U.2 - 0Stockport Co.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

As mentioned, Stockport need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While the Hatters have scored 6, a worringly large 17 have been leaked at the other end.

The Millers' away form is good in contrast, picking up four victories from the last six with a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stockport Co.61148174
Rotherham U.641111513

Team News...
After being spanked 5-1 by Gillingham at the weekend, and including four new players, County are looking to bounce straight back with a positive result.

Caretaker boss Peter Ward is set to start with two of those new faces, Ismael Demontagnac who netted on his debut, and Anthony Elding who is back with the club after previous spells, but Ward could make other changes. Full back Mark Lynch will line up against his former club.

Ronnie Moore is set to include Ryan Taylor for the Millers who has survived an injury scare after the win at Macclesfield. Johnny Mullins and Adam Le Fondre return to face their old club, and it's likely Kevin Ellison will be included too against his former employers after Will Atkinson opted to join Rochdale.

Moore also continues to persue the transfer market to try and bring in another loan player before the game.

MillersMad's prediction ...
Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stockport Co.Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Rotherham U.7 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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