FM Preview: Carlisle United v Rochdale 23 Nov 2010

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History of the Carlisle United v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Carlisle United at Brunton Park Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale 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 last time the two teams met at Carlisle Utd. was just over four years ago, in December 2005, the Cumbrians carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 07 OctRochdale2 - 2Carlisle Utd.ASSM
2005/2006Tue 02 MayRochdale0 - 2Carlisle Utd.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 31 DecCarlisle Utd.2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 20 MarRochdale2 - 0Carlisle Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Tue 14 OctCarlisle Utd.2 - 0RochdaleASSM
2003/2004Sat 13 SepCarlisle Utd.3 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Sat 22 FebRochdale0 - 1Carlisle Utd.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Carlisle United have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, Cumbrians have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 7.

In complete contrast to Carlisle Utd., Rochdale are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Dale have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Carlisle Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League One, picking up 26 points from their 17 games so far. Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 20 points from their 16 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Carlisle Utd.641116613

FootyMad's prediction ...

Dale are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Carlisle Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Carlisle Utd. Won 4 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Rochdale Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.