FM Preview: Exeter City v Rochdale 22 Oct 2011

Footymad preview 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 15 and win only 4 of the 28 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2010, the Grecians carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 12 Mar Rochdale 0 - 1 Exeter City League One
2010/2011 Sat 02 Oct Exeter City 1-0 Rochdale League One
2008/2009 Sat 28 Mar Rochdale 2 - 2 Exeter City League Two
2008/2009 Sat 20 Dec Exeter City 4 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2002/2003 Sat 22 Mar Exeter City 1 - 1 Rochdale League Division Three
2002/2003 Tue 29 Oct Rochdale 3 - 3 Exeter City League Division Three
2001/2002 Sat 29 Dec Exeter City 1 - 1 Rochdale League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Exeter City's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Grecians have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Dale's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Exeter City find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 13 games have yielded only 8 points.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 13 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Exeter City 6 1 0 5 3 13 3
Rochdale 6 1 3 2 7 9 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Dale out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Exeter City. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Exeter City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Rochdale Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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