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History of the Rochdale v Torquay United fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Torquay United at Spotland on Tuesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Dale are clearly on top, having won 20 and lost only 7 of the 38 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in September 2005, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 08 AugTorquay Utd.1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Tue 24 JanTorquay Utd.1 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 03 SepRochdale4-1Torquay Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 03 JanRochdale1 - 0Torquay Utd.LGE2
2003/2004Mon 25 AugTorquay Utd.1 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Sat 05 AprRochdale0 - 2Torquay Utd.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 30 NovTorquay Utd.2 - 2RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Dale, with 4 goals against.

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, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 35 from their 31 matches played. Torquay Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 33 games have yielded only 25 points.

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

Its a close one to call, but I think that Dale's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Torquay Utd.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Torquay Utd. Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.