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:|
|2006/2007||Tue 08 Aug||Torquay Utd.||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 24 Jan||Torquay Utd.||1 - 3||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 03 Sep||Rochdale||4-1||Torquay Utd.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Jan||Rochdale||1 - 0||Torquay Utd.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Mon 25 Aug||Torquay Utd.||1 - 3||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Rochdale||0 - 2||Torquay Utd.||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Torquay Utd.||2 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
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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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
|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.