FM Preview: Exeter City v Rochdale 02 Oct 2010

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History of the Exeter City v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Exeter City at St James' Park 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 14 and win only 4 of the 27 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in December 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:
2008/2009Sat 28 MarRochdale2 - 2Exeter CityLGE2
2008/2009Sat 20 DecExeter City4 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Sat 22 MarExeter City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Tue 29 OctRochdale3 - 3Exeter CityLGE2
2001/2002Sat 29 DecExeter City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Mon 27 AugRochdale2 - 0Exeter CityLGE2
2000/2001Mon 16 AprRochdale3 - 0Exeter CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Exeter City 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, 11 to 10.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Exeter City's 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 16 points from 9 games.

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

The away form of the Dale has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Exeter City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Exeter City Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Rochdale 6 games since last defeat.