FM Preview: Rochdale v Bournemouth 18 Jan 2011

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Last updated : 17 January 2011
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History of the Rochdale v Bournemouth fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Bournemouth at Spotland on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2010, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Mon 05 AprRochdale0-0BournemouthLGE2
2009/2010Sat 31 OctBournemouth0 - 4RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Sat 04 AprBournemouth4 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Sat 13 DecRochdale1 - 1BournemouthLGE2
2002/2003Tue 11 MarRochdale1 - 1BournemouthLGE2
2002/2003Sat 28 DecBournemouth3 - 3RochdaleLGE2
1981/1982Sat 20 FebRochdale0 - 1BournemouthLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 13 to 12.

Bournemouth have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Cherries have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale's 32 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Bournemouth are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 39 points from 24 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rochdale63219711
Bournemouth63031099

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Dale. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Bournemouth 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.