FM Preview: Rochdale v Sheffield Wednesday 12 Feb 2011

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History of the Rochdale v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Sheffield Wednesday at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, for the first time in their history, and will be hoping to give their new opponents the runaround.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 13 NovSheff. Wed.2 - 0RochdaleLGE1
2009/2010Tue 11 AugSheff. Wed.3 - 0RochdaleLGEC
2002/2003Wed 11 SepSheff. Wed.1 - 0RochdaleLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 8 conceded.

The away form of Sheff. Wed. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the The Owls have hit 8 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale's 41 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Sheff. Wed. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 36 points from their 27 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.613213166

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Dale's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Sheff. Wed.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Sheff. Wed. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.