FM Preview: Rochdale v Brentford 26 Nov 2011

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Brentford fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Brentford at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, having tasted defeat an amazing 9 times and winning only 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Brentford inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Dale in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 16 Apr Rochdale 0-1 Brentford League One
2010/2011 Sat 28 Aug Brentford 1 - 3 Rochdale League One
2008/2009 Sat 21 Feb Rochdale 1 - 2 Brentford League Two
2008/2009 Sat 01 Nov Brentford 1 - 2 Rochdale League Two
2007/2008 Sat 29 Mar Brentford 0 - 2 Rochdale League Two
2007/2008 Sat 20 Oct Rochdale 1 - 1 Brentford League Two
2005/2006 Sat 05 Nov Rochdale 0 - 1 Brentford F.A. Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have lost only 1 of the last six at home, but 4 of these games have been drawn. The Dale's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Brentford however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Bees, and 3 goals against.

Rochdale are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 18 matches.

Brentford's 26 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 1 2 3 4 8 5
Brentford 6 3 1 2 9 3 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Dale of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Brentford, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Brentford Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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