FM Preview: Rochdale v Notts. County 28 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Notts. County fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Notts. County at Spotland on Tuesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 7 of the 18 previous games, with the Dale winning just 6.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in March 2011, the Dale carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Notts. County 2 - 0 Rochdale League One
2010/2011 Tue 05 Apr Notts. County 1 - 2 Rochdale League One
2010/2011 Tue 15 Mar Rochdale 1-0 Notts. County League One
2009/2010 Tue 20 Apr Notts. County 1 - 0 Rochdale League Two
2009/2010 Tue 24 Nov Rochdale 2 - 1 Notts. County League Two
2008/2009 Tue 27 Jan Rochdale 3 - 0 Notts. County League Two
2008/2009 Tue 28 Oct Notts. County 1 - 2 Rochdale League Two

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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.

Notts. County have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Magpies have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 29 points from their 32 games thus far.

Notts. County lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League One, picking up 46 from their 32 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 2 2 2 5 5 8
Notts. County 6 4 0 2 5 5 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Dale of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Notts. County, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale 4 games since last home draw.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Notts. County 12 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.

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