FM Preview: Rochdale v Morecambe 13 Oct 2012

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Morecambe fixture

Rochdale are ready to welcome Morecambe to Spotland on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Dale.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was within the last three years, in December 2009, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2009/2010 Mon 28 Dec Rochdale 4-1 Morecambe League Two
2009/2010 Fri 04 Sep Morecambe 3 - 3 Rochdale League Two
2008/2009 Tue 17 Feb Rochdale 1 - 1 Morecambe League Two
2008/2009 Sat 18 Oct Morecambe 1 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2007/2008 Sat 19 Apr Rochdale 1 - 0 Morecambe League Two
2007/2008 Sat 27 Oct Morecambe 1 - 1 Rochdale League Two

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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 goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

Morecambe have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Shrimps's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 19 points from 11 games.

Morecambe find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 12 points from their 11 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 3 3 0 11 8 12
Morecambe 6 1 1 4 7 12 4

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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 Morecambe in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Morecambe Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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