FM Preview: Colchester United v Rochdale 25 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Colchester United v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Colchester United at Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 13 and win only 3 of the 22 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, the U's carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 15 Oct Rochdale 2 - 2 Colchester U. League One
2010/2011 Sat 09 Apr Colchester U. 1-0 Rochdale League One
2010/2011 Sat 21 Aug Rochdale 1 - 2 Colchester U. League One
1997/1998 Tue 03 Mar Colchester U. 0 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three
1997/1998 Sat 08 Nov Rochdale 2 - 1 Colchester U. League Division Three
1996/1997 Fri 21 Mar Colchester U. 1 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three
1996/1997 Sat 24 Aug Rochdale 0 - 0 Colchester U. League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Colchester United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Dale have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.

Colchester United's 39 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 28 points from their 31 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Colchester United 6 2 1 3 7 8 7
Rochdale 6 2 2 2 5 5 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Colchester United Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Rochdale Not won in previous 7 away matches.

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