FM Preview: Rochdale v Bristol Rovers 17 Nov 2012

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Bristol Rovers fixture

Bristol Rovers face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was was two seasons ago, in February 2011, with Rochdale running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Tue 08 Feb Rochdale 3-1 Bristol Rvs. League One
2010/2011 Sat 16 Oct Bristol Rvs. 2 - 1 Rochdale League One
2006/2007 Sat 13 Jan Rochdale 0 - 1 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2006/2007 Sat 09 Sep Bristol Rvs. 0 - 0 Rochdale League Two
2005/2006 Sat 29 Apr Rochdale 2 - 0 Bristol Rvs. League Two
2005/2006 Sat 12 Nov Bristol Rvs. 1 - 2 Rochdale League Two
2004/2005 Sat 05 Mar Bristol Rvs. 0 - 0 Rochdale League Two

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Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.

Bristol Rovers's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Pirates have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale's total of 27 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League Two.

Bristol Rovers are currently lying in 20th place in npower League Two having mustered a points tally of 17 from their 16 matches played.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 2 3 1 7 5 9
Bristol Rovers 6 2 0 4 10 13 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Bristol Rovers Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.

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