FM Preview: Sheffield Wednesday v Rochdale 13 Nov 2010

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History of the Sheffield Wednesday v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Both of the previous encounters have resulted in a drawn game.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2009, with Sheff. Wed. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 11 AugSheff. Wed.3 - 0RochdaleLGEC
2002/2003Wed 11 SepSheff. Wed.1 - 0RochdaleLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Sheffield Wednesday have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Dale's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Sheff. Wed.'s 21 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 19 points from their 14 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Sheff. Wed.631212710

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Owls, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Sheff. Wed. Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Rochdale Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.