FM Preview: Rochdale v Tranmere Rovers 20 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere Rovers face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in January 2011, as the Dale edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3-2 in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 17 Jan Tranmere Rvs. 0 - 0 Rochdale League One
2010/2011 Tue 01 Feb Tranmere Rvs. 1 - 1 Rochdale League One
2010/2011 Sat 01 Jan Rochdale 3-2 Tranmere Rvs. League One
2005/2006 Tue 22 Nov Tranmere Rvs. 3 - 2 Rochdale (Associate Members)
1989/1990 Tue 12 Dec Rochdale 0 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. (Associate Members)
1988/1989 Sat 11 Mar Rochdale 3 - 1 Tranmere Rvs. Fourth Division
1988/1989 Fri 04 Nov Tranmere Rvs. 2 - 0 Rochdale Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Tranmere Rovers is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Rovers have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 34 points from their 37 games thus far.

Tranmere Rovers find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 42 points from their 37 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 1 3 2 6 7 6
Tranmere Rovers 6 2 2 2 6 5 8

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale No sequences of note
Tranmere Rovers Not won in previous 12 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.

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