FM Preview: Plymouth Argyle v Rochdale 20 Oct 2012

Footymad preview History of the Plymouth Argyle v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Plymouth Argyle at Home 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 7 and win only 3 of the 13 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Home Park was just last season, in March 2011, with Rochdale inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Pilgrims in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 19 Mar Plymouth Arg. 0-1 Rochdale League One
2010/2011 Sat 25 Sep Rochdale 1 - 1 Plymouth Arg. League One
2001/2002 Tue 26 Mar Rochdale 1 - 3 Plymouth Arg. League Division Three
2001/2002 Sat 25 Aug Plymouth Arg. 1 - 2 Rochdale League Division Three
2000/2001 Sat 05 May Plymouth Arg. 0 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three
2000/2001 Tue 01 May Rochdale 2 - 1 Plymouth Arg. League Division Three
1999/2000 Sat 22 Apr Plymouth Arg. 1 - 1 Rochdale League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Plymouth Argyle are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Pilgrims's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The away form of Rochdale however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 13 goals for and 11 against.

Plymouth Argyle find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 12 matches.

Rochdale's total of 19 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League Two.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Plymouth Argyle 6 3 2 1 12 8 11
Rochdale 6 2 3 1 9 8 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Plymouth Argyle. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Plymouth Argyle Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Rochdale 4 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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