FootyMAD's Cambridge United match preview

Last updated : 23 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Cambridge United v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Cambridge United at Abbey Stadium on Saturday evening, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Division Three match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugRochdale2 - 2Cambridge U.LD3
2002/2003Tue 04 MarCambridge U.2 - 2RochdaleLD3
2002/2003Tue 17 SepRochdale4 - 3Cambridge U.LD3
2000/2001Sat 18 NovCambridge U.2 - 1RochdaleFAC
1998/1999Tue 27 AprRochdale0 - 2Cambridge U.LD3
1998/1999Tue 13 AprCambridge U.1 - 1RochdaleLD3
1997/1998Tue 24 FebRochdale2 - 0Cambridge U.LD3

Recent respective form guides

Cambridge United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While U's have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Dale have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cambridge U. see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division Three, showing a record of 33 points from their 27 games played so far, Rochdale are currently lying in 19th place in Nationwide League Division Three having mustered a points tally of 30 from their 27 matches played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Cambridge U. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Rochdale Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.