FM Preview: Scunthorpe United v Rochdale 14 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Scunthorpe United v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale pack their bags to visit Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 26 and win only 9 of the 45 games.

The previous match played between the two at Glanford Park Stadium was more than three years back, in November 2008, the Iron carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a (Associate Members) match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2002/2003 Tue 18 Mar Scunthorpe U. 3 - 1 Rochdale League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Scunthorpe United's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Iron have scored 6, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Dale have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.

Scunthorpe United are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 25 points from their 27 games thus far.

Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 24 points from their 28 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Scunthorpe United 6 1 3 2 8 11 6
Rochdale 6 1 2 3 5 11 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Dale out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Scunthorpe United. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Scunthorpe United Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Rochdale Not won in previous 5 away matches.

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