FM Preview: Tranmere Rovers v Rochdale 01 Feb 2011

Footymad preview
History of the Tranmere Rovers v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Tuesday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 43 out of 59 times.

The last time the two teams met at Tranmere Rvs. was back in November 2005, over five years ago, as the Rovers edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a (Associate Members) match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 01 JanRochdale3 - 2Tranmere Rvs.LGE1
2005/2006Tue 22 NovTranmere Rvs.3 - 2RochdaleASSM
1989/1990Tue 12 DecRochdale0 - 1Tranmere Rvs.ASSM
1988/1989Sat 11 MarRochdale3 - 1Tranmere Rvs.LGE2
1988/1989Fri 04 NovTranmere Rvs.2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1987/1988Sat 12 MarRochdale0 - 0Tranmere Rvs.LGE2
1987/1988Tue 13 OctRochdale0 - 0Tranmere Rvs.ASSM

Recent respective form guides

Tranmere Rovers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Rovers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The Dale have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Tranmere Rvs. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 25 matches. Rochdale's 36 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Tranmere Rvs.6222998

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Tranmere Rvs. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Rochdale 3 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.
7 games since last defeat.