FM Preview: Southend United v Rochdale 24 Nov 2012

Footymad preview History of the Southend United v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 4 of the 21 games.

The last time the two teams met at Southend United was back in November 2007, over five years ago, the Shrimpers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2007/2008 Sat 10 Nov Southend Utd. 2-1 Rochdale F.A. Cup
2004/2005 Fri 25 Mar Southend Utd. 3 - 0 Rochdale League Two
2004/2005 Sat 14 Aug Rochdale 2 - 0 Southend Utd. League Two
2003/2004 Sat 01 May Rochdale 1 - 1 Southend Utd. League Division Three
2003/2004 Sat 22 Nov Southend Utd. 4 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three
2002/2003 Sat 18 Jan Southend Utd. 1 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three
2002/2003 Sat 31 Aug Rochdale 1 - 2 Southend Utd. League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Southend United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Shrimpers in those games, with 4 conceded.

The away form of Rochdale however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 10 against.

Southend United lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League Two, picking up 29 points from their 19 games so far.

Rochdale's total of 30 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League Two.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Southend United 6 4 2 0 14 3 14
Rochdale 6 2 3 1 7 6 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Dale to play at the moment, and one from which we believe will see Rochdale take away one point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Southend United Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Rochdale Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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