FM Preview: Rochdale v Scunthorpe United 26 Nov 2013

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Scunthorpe United fixture

Rochdale are ready to welcome Scunthorpe United to Spotland on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 42 games played, Dale have recorded 20 wins, and Scunthorpe United have come away with 10 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was within the last three years, in September 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 Tue 14 Feb Scunthorpe U. 1 - 0 Rochdale League One
2011/2012 Tue 13 Sep Rochdale 1-0 Scunthorpe U. League One
2008/2009 Tue 04 Nov Scunthorpe U. 1 - 0 Rochdale (Associate Members)
2004/2005 Sat 19 Mar Rochdale 0 - 0 Scunthorpe U. League Two
2004/2005 Sat 07 Aug Scunthorpe U. 3 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2003/2004 Sat 10 Apr Scunthorpe U. 2 - 2 Rochdale League Division Three
2003/2004 Sat 04 Oct Rochdale 2 - 0 Scunthorpe U. League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Dale, with 7 goals against.

Scunthorpe United have an average recent record on the road, remaining unbeaten in the last six, though five of those have been draws. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.

Rochdale are holding the final promotion place in the Skybet League Two, and have accumulated 32 points from the 17 games they have played so far.

Scunthorpe United lie just outside the playoff positions in the Skybet League Two, picking up 27 from their 17 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 3 1 2 12 9 10
Scunthorpe United 6 2 3 1 5 4 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Scunthorpe United Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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