FM Preview: Rochdale v Charlton Athletic 29 Jan 2011

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History of the Rochdale v Charlton Athletic fixture

Rochdale play host to Charlton Athletic at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 2 of the 4 previous games, with the Dale winning just 1.

The last time the two teams met at Rochdale was way back in the black-and-white days of March 1974, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Third Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 08 JanCharlton Ath.4 - 1RochdaleFAC
1973/1974Sat 16 MarRochdale1-1Charlton Ath.LGE1
1973/1974Sat 20 OctCharlton Ath.3 - 0RochdaleLGE1
1972/1973Sat 06 JanCharlton Ath.1 - 0RochdaleLGE1
1972/1973Sat 26 AugRochdale0 - 2Charlton Ath.LGE1
1961/1962Tue 14 NovRochdale1 - 0Charlton Ath.LGEC
1954/1955Sat 08 JanRochdale1 - 3Charlton Ath.FAC

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.

Charlton Ath. have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Addicks's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Rochdale's 36 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Charlton Ath. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League One, picking up 38 from their 24 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Charlton Ath.613210136

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 Charlton Ath. in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Charlton Ath. Not won in previous 5 away matches.