FM Preview: Rochdale v Burton Albion 01 May 2010

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History of the Rochdale v Burton Albion fixture

Rochdale play host to Burton Albion at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Dale won the only previous game contested between the two.

The only previous meeting between Rochdale and Burton Albion at was more than a decade ago, in November 1999, with Rochdale running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sun 04 OctBurton Albion1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1999/2000Tue 09 NovRochdale3-0Burton AlbionFAC
1999/2000Sat 30 OctBurton Albion0 - 0RochdaleFAC

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The Dale have scored 10 and conceded 3 during this period.

Burton Albion have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rochdale are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 82 points from their 44 games. Burton Albion see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 56 points from their 44 games played so far,

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

The match against Burton Albion is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Dale in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Burton Albion Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.