FootyMAD's Morecambe match preview

Footymad preview
History of the Rochdale v Morecambe fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Morecambe at Spotland on Tuesday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Dale won the only previous game contested between the two.

The only previous meeting between Rochdale and Morecambe at was less than a year ago, in April 2008, the Dale 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:
2008/2009Sat 18 OctMorecambe1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sat 19 AprRochdale1-0MorecambeLGE2
2007/2008Sat 27 OctMorecambe1 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Dale, with 5 goals against.

In complete contrast to Rochdale, Morecambe are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Shrimps have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 51 points from 29 games. Morecambe see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 36 points from their 30 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rochdale641114713
Morecambe63219511

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale may be coming up against a decent side in Morecambe, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Dale. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 11 home games.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Morecambe 4 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.