FM Preview: Rochdale v Preston North End 02 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Preston North End fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Preston North End at Spotland at lunchtime on Monday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 5 of the 10 previous games, with the Dale winning just 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a (Associate Members) match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 19 Nov Preston N.E. 0 - 1 Rochdale League One
2011/2012 Tue 08 Nov Rochdale 1-1 Preston N.E. (Associate Members)
2002/2003 Sat 04 Jan Preston N.E. 1 - 2 Rochdale F.A. Cup
1995/1996 Tue 12 Mar Rochdale 0 - 3 Preston N.E. League Division Three
1995/1996 Sat 02 Mar Preston N.E. 1 - 2 Rochdale League Division Three
1994/1995 Mon 17 Apr Rochdale 0 - 1 Preston N.E. League Division Three
1994/1995 Mon 26 Dec Preston N.E. 3 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Dale have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Preston North End's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the North End have hit 5 goals, 8 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 19 points from their 22 games thus far.

Preston North End's 31 points from 23 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 2 6 5
Preston North End 6 2 3 1 6 6 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Dale at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the North End come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Preston North End 5 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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