FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rochdale v Accrington Stanley fixture

Accrington S. face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Reds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 22 and win only 6 of the 34 games.

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:
2008/2009Sun 28 SepAccrington S.1 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sun 16 MarRochdale4 - 1Accrington S.LGE2
2007/2008Wed 05 DecAccrington S.1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Sat 03 MarRochdale4 - 2Accrington S.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 26 AugAccrington S.1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1960/1961Sat 18 MarRochdale3 - 2Accrington S.LGE2
1960/1961Sat 29 OctAccrington S.2 - 0RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 6 conceded.

In complete contrast to Rochdale, Accrington S. are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. The Reds have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 35 points from their 22 games so far. Accrington S. are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 22 from their 22 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Dale, as the The Reds have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Accrington S. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.