FM Preview: Torquay United v Rochdale 10 Apr 2010

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History of the Torquay United v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale pack their bags to visit Torquay United at Plainmoor on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 28 out of 39 times.

The previous match played between the two at Plainmoor was more than three years back, in August 2006, the Gulls carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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:
2009/2010Sat 12 SepRochdale2 - 1Torquay Utd.LGE2
2006/2007Tue 20 FebRochdale2 - 0Torquay Utd.LGE2
2006/2007Tue 08 AugTorquay Utd.1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Tue 24 JanTorquay Utd.1 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 03 SepRochdale4 - 1Torquay Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 03 JanRochdale1 - 0Torquay Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Mon 25 AugTorquay Utd.1 - 3RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Torquay United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Rochdale however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Dale, and 6 goals against.

Torquay Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 41 points from 40 matches. Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 39 games giving them a return of 79 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Torquay Utd.6222888
Rochdale632110611

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 Plainmoor with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Torquay Utd. No sequences of note
Rochdale 7 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.