FM Preview: Preston North End v Rochdale 19 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Preston North End v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Preston North End at Deepdale 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Preston North End was back in January 2003, over five years ago, with Rochdale inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the North End in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 08 Nov Rochdale 1 - 1 Preston N.E. (Associate Members)
2002/2003 Sat 04 Jan Preston N.E. 1 - 2 Rochdale F.A. Cup
1995/1996 Tue 12 Mar Rochdale 0 - 3 Preston N.E. League Division Three
1995/1996 Sat 02 Mar Preston N.E. 1 - 2 Rochdale League Division Three
1994/1995 Mon 17 Apr Rochdale 0 - 1 Preston N.E. League Division Three
1994/1995 Mon 26 Dec Preston N.E. 3 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three
1993/1994 Sat 05 Feb Rochdale 2 - 1 Preston N.E. League Division Three

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The North End's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Dale have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Preston North End see themselves just below half way in the npower League One, showing a record of 23 points from their 16 games played so far,

Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 14 points from their 17 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Preston North End 6 0 3 3 8 15 3
Rochdale 6 0 2 4 4 11 2

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Preston North End Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 10 most recent games.
Rochdale Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 9 most recent games.

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