FM Preview: Rochdale v Southampton 19 Feb 2011

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History of the Rochdale v Southampton fixture

Rochdale play host to Southampton at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 2 of the previous 3 games.

The last time the two teams met at Rochdale was amazingly over twenty years ago, in September 1990, where Southampton annihilated the Dale 0-5 in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 04 SepSouthampton0 - 2RochdaleLGE1
1990/1991Tue 09 OctSouthampton3 - 0RochdaleLGEC
1990/1991Tue 25 SepRochdale0-5SouthamptonLGEC
1965/1966Wed 22 SepSouthampton3 - 0RochdaleLGEC
1961/1962Wed 27 SepRochdale2 - 1SouthamptonLGEC
1961/1962Wed 13 SepSouthampton0 - 0RochdaleLGEC
1958/1959Sat 04 AprRochdale1 - 0SouthamptonLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Saints have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 17 goals for the Saints, and 3 goals against.

Rochdale's 44 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Southampton are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 48 points from 28 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Dale, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
Southampton 4 games since last defeat.