FootyMAD's Torquay United match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Rochdale v Torquay United fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Torquay United at Spotland on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 36 games played, Dale have recorded 18 wins, and Torquay Utd. have come away with 7 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Mon 25 AugTorquay Utd.1 - 3RochdaleLD3
2002/2003Sat 05 AprRochdale0-2Torquay Utd.LD3
2002/2003Sat 30 NovTorquay Utd.2 - 2RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Mon 01 AprTorquay Utd.3 - 0RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Sat 03 NovRochdale2 - 0Torquay Utd.LD3
2000/2001Sat 17 FebTorquay Utd.1 - 0RochdaleLD3
2000/2001Sat 16 SepRochdale2 - 1Torquay Utd.LD3

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Dale have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

The away form of Torquay Utd. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Gulls have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are currently lying in 20th place in Nationwide League Division Three having mustered a points tally of 26 from their 24 matches played. Torquay Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Three, picking up 37 from their 24 games so far.

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

These are testing times at Spotland for the Dale and the Madmen are unable to see past Torquay Utd. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
Torquay Utd. 9 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.