FM Preview: Rochdale v Accrington Stanley 26 Feb 2013

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Accrington Stanley fixture

Rochdale are ready to welcome Accrington Stanley to Spotland on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Dale are clearly on top, having won 23 and lost only 7 of the 36 games.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was more than three years back, in October 2009, with Accrington Stanley inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Dale in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 06 Oct Accrington S. 2 - 3 Rochdale League Two
2009/2010 Sat 20 Mar Accrington S. 2 - 4 Rochdale League Two
2009/2010 Sat 24 Oct Rochdale 1-2 Accrington S. League Two
2008/2009 Sat 03 Jan Rochdale 3 - 1 Accrington S. League Two
2008/2009 Sun 28 Sep Accrington S. 1 - 3 Rochdale League Two
2007/2008 Sun 16 Mar Rochdale 4 - 1 Accrington S. League Two
2007/2008 Wed 05 Dec Accrington S. 1 - 2 Rochdale League Two

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Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The away form of Accrington Stanley is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Reds have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 42 points from their 33 games played so far,

Accrington Stanley are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League Two with a return of just 33 points from their 33 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 1 3 2 4 6 6
Accrington Stanley 6 0 3 3 3 10 3

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are not exactly setting the world alight at Spotland at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Accrington Stanley in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale No sequences of note
Accrington Stanley Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.

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