FM Preview: Rochdale v Swindon Town 20 Nov 2010

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History of the Rochdale v Swindon Town fixture

Rochdale are ready to welcome Swindon Town to Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Though past meetings have resulted in more draws than losses for Dale.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was more than three years back, in April 2007, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 03 AprRochdale0-0Swindon TownLGE2
2006/2007Sat 12 AugSwindon Town1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1985/1986Sat 08 MarRochdale1 - 2Swindon TownLGE2
1985/1986Sat 05 OctSwindon Town4 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1984/1985Sat 23 FebSwindon Town2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1984/1985Sat 03 NovRochdale0 - 1Swindon TownLGE2
1983/1984Sat 04 FebRochdale3 - 3Swindon TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 9 conceded.

Swindon Town have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Robins, and 8 goals against.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 15 matches. Swindon Town see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 20 points from their 16 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swindon Town623112109

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale 5 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Swindon Town 4 games since last defeat.