FootyMAD's Oxford United match preview

Last updated : 07 May 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Oxford United v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Oxford United at The Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2002, with Oxford Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners 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 29 NovRochdale1 - 2Oxford Utd.LD3
2002/2003Sat 08 FebRochdale2 - 1Oxford Utd.LD3
2002/2003Sat 09 NovOxford Utd.2 - 0RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Sat 19 JanRochdale1 - 1Oxford Utd.LD3
2001/2002Sat 11 AugOxford Utd.1 - 2RochdaleLD3
1964/1965Sat 16 JanOxford Utd.2 - 2RochdaleDIV4
1964/1965Sat 12 SepRochdale3 - 3Oxford Utd.DIV4

Recent respective form guides

Oxford United losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 3 goals scored and conceded.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Oxford Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Three, picking up 68 points from their 45 games so far. Rochdale are currently lying in 20th place in Nationwide League Division Three having mustered a points tally of 50 from their 45 matches played.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Oxford Utd.60244122
Rochdale6222888

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from The Kassam Stadium with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Oxford Utd. Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Rochdale 4 games since last defeat.