FM Preview: Rochdale v Oldham Athletic 27 Nov 2010

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History of the Rochdale v Oldham Athletic fixture

Rochdale are ready to welcome Oldham Athletic to Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 24 games played, Dale have recorded 9 wins, and Oldham Ath. have come away with 8 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was within the last three years, in August 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in an League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 12 AugRochdale0-0Oldham Ath.LGEC
1973/1974Sat 16 FebRochdale1 - 3Oldham Ath.LGE1
1973/1974Sat 13 OctOldham Ath.3 - 1RochdaleLGE1
1972/1973Fri 20 AprOldham Ath.0 - 0RochdaleLGE1
1972/1973Sat 23 DecRochdale0 - 0Oldham Ath.LGE1
1971/1972Sat 01 JanOldham Ath.3 - 2RochdaleLGE1
1971/1972Sat 18 SepRochdale1 - 1Oldham Ath.LGE1

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 goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.

Oldham Ath. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 17 matches. Oldham Ath. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League One, picking up 28 from their 17 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Oldham Ath.6312121010

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Rochdale's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Oldham Ath.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Oldham Ath. 5 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.