FM Preview: Swindon Town v Rochdale 05 Feb 2011

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History of the Swindon Town v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Swindon Town at County Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. On each previous occasion, the match has ended in defeat for the Dale.

The last time the two teams met at Swindon Town was just over four years ago, in August 2006, the Robins carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 20 NovRochdale3 - 3Swindon TownLGE1
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

Recent respective form guides

Swindon Town need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Robins have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Swindon Town are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 30 points from their 28 games thus far. Rochdale's 37 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swindon Town6024392

FootyMad's prediction ...

Dale have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from County Ground with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Swindon Town Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Rochdale Undefeated in last 4 away games.
8 games since last defeat.