FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

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

Torquay Utd. face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 36 games played, Gulls have recorded 7 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 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:
2003/2004Mon 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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rochdale62044106
Torquay Utd.631210710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Gulls out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Rochdale. Away win

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.

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