FM Preview: Rochdale v Oxford United 23 Oct 2012

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Oxford United fixture

Rochdale play host to Oxford United at Spotland on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 9 games played, Dale have recorded 4 wins, and Oxford United have come away with 2 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Rochdale was back in September 2005, over five years ago, with Oxford United inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Dale in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2005/2006 Sat 04 Feb Oxford Utd. 1 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2005/2006 Tue 27 Sep Rochdale 0-1 Oxford Utd. League Two
2004/2005 Sat 30 Apr Rochdale 5 - 1 Oxford Utd. League Two
2004/2005 Sat 20 Nov Oxford Utd. 0 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2004/2005 Sat 13 Nov Rochdale 2 - 1 Oxford Utd. F.A. Cup
2003/2004 Sat 08 May Oxford Utd. 2 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three
2003/2004 Sat 29 Nov Rochdale 1 - 2 Oxford Utd. League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Rochdale will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. The Dale's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Oxford United is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the U's have hit 7 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League Two, picking up 19 points from their 13 games so far.

Oxford United find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 16 points from their 13 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 2 2 2 8 9 8
Oxford United 6 3 1 2 13 10 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! We see this as an opportunity for the Dale to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Oxford United 10 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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