FM Preview: Cheltenham Town v Rochdale 25 Jan 2013

Footymad preview History of the Cheltenham Town v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale pack their bags to visit Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road on Friday evening, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Dale have beating their opponents 4 times from 7 games.

The previous match played between the two at Whaddon Road was within the last three years, in January 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Fri 21 Dec Rochdale 4 - 1 Cheltenham T. League Two
2009/2010 Sat 23 Jan Cheltenham T. 1-4 Rochdale League Two
2009/2010 Tue 18 Aug Rochdale 0 - 1 Cheltenham T. League Two
2005/2006 Sat 25 Feb Cheltenham T. 1 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2005/2006 Sat 13 Aug Rochdale 1 - 1 Cheltenham T. League Two
2004/2005 Sat 05 Feb Cheltenham T. 2 - 0 Rochdale League Two
2004/2005 Sat 16 Oct Rochdale 1 - 2 Cheltenham T. League Two

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Recent respective form guides

Cheltenham Town have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Dale have hit 12 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cheltenham Town are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 44 points from 27 games.

Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 36 points from their 28 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cheltenham Town 6 1 2 3 7 11 5
Rochdale 6 2 0 4 12 11 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Cheltenham Town Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Rochdale 7 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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