FM Preview: Oldham Athletic v Rochdale 03 Jan 2011

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History of the Oldham Athletic v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 23 games played, Dale have recorded 4 wins, and Oldham Ath. have come away with 10 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Oldham Ath. was way back in the black-and-white days of October 1973, with Oldham Ath. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 27 NovRochdale1 - 1Oldham Ath.LGE1
2008/2009Tue 12 AugRochdale0 - 0Oldham Ath.LGEC
1973/1974Sat 16 FebRochdale1 - 3Oldham Ath.LGE1
1973/1974Sat 13 OctOldham Ath.3 - 1RochdaleLGE1
1972/1973Fri 20 AprOldham Ath.0 - 0RochdaleLGE1
1972/1973Sat 23 DecRochdale0 - 0Oldham Ath.LGE1
1971/1972Sat 01 JanOldham Ath.3 - 2RochdaleLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Oldham Athletic are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Latics in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Dale have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Oldham Ath.'s 29 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 25 points from their 20 matches.

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

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

Sequence statistics:
Oldham Ath. Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Rochdale Not won in previous 7 away matches.