FM Preview: Hartlepool United v Rochdale 07 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Hartlepool United v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 69 games played, Dale have recorded 15 wins, and Hartlepool United have come away with 32 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2011, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 27 Aug Rochdale 1 - 3 Hartlepool U. League One
2010/2011 Fri 25 Mar Hartlepool U. 0-2 Rochdale League One
2010/2011 Sat 07 Aug Rochdale 0 - 0 Hartlepool U. League One
2006/2007 Sat 28 Apr Rochdale 2 - 0 Hartlepool U. League Two
2006/2007 Fri 15 Dec Hartlepool U. 1 - 0 Rochdale League Two
2006/2007 Mon 20 Nov Hartlepool U. 0 - 0 Rochdale F.A. Cup
2006/2007 Sat 11 Nov Rochdale 1 - 1 Hartlepool U. F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Hartlepool United could not have a worse home record, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Pools have conceded a disappointing 10 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 1 of their own chances.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Dale have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Hartlepool United find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 24 matches.

Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 20 points from their 23 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Hartlepool United 6 1 0 5 4 9 3
Rochdale 6 1 3 2 3 6 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Hartlepool United Been beaten in each of their previous 9 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 9 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rochdale Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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