FM Preview: Port Vale v Rochdale 06 Nov 2012

Footymad preview History of the Port Vale v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale pack their bags to visit Port Vale at Vale Park on Tuesday evening, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The Dale have crashed to defeat in more than half of the matches.

The previous match played between the two at Vale Park was within the last three years, in August 2010, the Valiants carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a (Associate Members) match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Tue 31 Aug Port Vale 2-1 Rochdale (Associate Members)
2009/2010 Tue 26 Jan Rochdale 0 - 0 Port Vale League Two
2009/2010 Sat 08 Aug Port Vale 1 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2008/2009 Sat 11 Apr Rochdale 1 - 0 Port Vale League Two
2008/2009 Sun 28 Dec Port Vale 2 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2001/2002 Tue 30 Oct Rochdale 1 - 2 Port Vale (Associate Members)
1985/1986 Sat 11 Jan Rochdale 3 - 3 Port Vale Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Port Vale have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Valiants, with 6 goals against.

Rochdale's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. A generous 13 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Port Vale are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 30 points from their 15 games.

Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League Two, picking up 23 from their 15 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Port Vale 6 3 2 1 12 6 11
Rochdale 6 2 2 2 8 8 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Dale, but one which we believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Port Vale Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rochdale 7 games since last away draw.

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