FM Preview: Rochdale v Colchester United 15 Oct 2011

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Last updated : 14 October 2011

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Colchester United fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Colchester United at Spotland on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in August 2010, with Colchester United inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Dale in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 09 Apr Colchester U. 1 - 0 Rochdale League One
2010/2011 Sat 21 Aug Rochdale 1-2 Colchester U. League One
1997/1998 Tue 03 Mar Colchester U. 0 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three
1997/1998 Sat 08 Nov Rochdale 2 - 1 Colchester U. League Division Three
1996/1997 Fri 21 Mar Colchester U. 1 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three
1996/1997 Sat 24 Aug Rochdale 0 - 0 Colchester U. League Division Three
1995/1996 Tue 02 Apr Colchester U. 1 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Dale's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Colchester United have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the U's have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 12 points from their 12 matches.

Colchester United's 17 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 1 2 3 7 10 5
Colchester United 6 2 3 1 6 7 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Spotland for the Dale and the Madmen are unable to see past Colchester United claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Colchester United 4 games since last defeat.

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Rochdale Match Reports

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