FM Preview: Rochdale v Exeter City 08 Dec 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 7th December 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Rochdale and Exeter City at 15:00 on 8th December 2012 in the League Two.
History of the Rochdale v Exeter City fixture
Exeter City face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 29 games played, Grecians have recorded 6 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 14 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2012, 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
|2011/2012||Sat 14 Apr||Rochdale||3-2||Exeter City||League One|
|2011/2012||Sat 22 Oct||Exeter City||3 - 1||Rochdale||League One|
|2010/2011||Sat 12 Mar||Rochdale||0 - 1||Exeter City||League One|
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Oct||Exeter City||1 - 0||Rochdale||League One|
|2008/2009||Sat 28 Mar||Rochdale||2 - 2||Exeter City||League Two|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Dec||Exeter City||4 - 1||Rochdale||League Two|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||Exeter City||1 - 1||Rochdale||League Division Three|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Exeter City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Grecians have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League Two, picking up 30 points from their 20 games so far.
Exeter City's 30 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With Exeter City only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Spotland will be a good result. No-score draw
|Rochdale||4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Exeter City||5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
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