FM Preview: Rochdale v Stevenage 14 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Stevenage fixture

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

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 03 Sep Stevenage 4 - 2 Rochdale League One
2004/2005 Sat 04 Dec Stevenage B. 0 - 2 Rochdale F.A. Cup

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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. While Dale have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Stevenage's away form is none too clever either, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Boro pummel 11 goals, and let in 1.

Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 20 points from their 24 games thus far.

Stevenage lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League One, picking up 38 from their 24 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 0 3 3 2 8 3
Stevenage 6 4 1 1 10 3 13

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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 Boro come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Stevenage 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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