FM Preview: Rochdale v Bristol Rovers 08 Feb 2011

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History of the Rochdale v Bristol Rovers fixture

Rochdale play host to Bristol Rovers at Spotland on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 12 games played, Dale have recorded 4 wins, and Bristol Rvs. have come away with 2 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Rochdale was just over four years ago, in January 2007, with Bristol Rvs. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Dale in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 16 OctBristol Rvs.2 - 1RochdaleLGE1
2006/2007Sat 13 JanRochdale0-1Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 09 SepBristol Rvs.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 29 AprRochdale2 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 12 NovBristol Rvs.1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 05 MarBristol Rvs.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 18 DecRochdale0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Bristol Rvs. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Pirates have hit 6 goals, 21 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale's 38 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Bristol Rvs. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 27 points from their 28 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

The current home form displayed by Rochdale is obviously none too clever, but, with the current standing of Bristol Rvs., I firmly believe this match can only produce a victory for the Dale. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bristol Rvs. Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.