FM Preview: Rochdale v Exeter City 14 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 13th April 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Rochdale and Exeter City at 15:00 on 14th April 2012 in the League One.
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 28 games played, Grecians have recorded 6 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 13 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in March 2011, with Exeter City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Dale in a League One match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2002/2003||Tue 29 Oct||Rochdale||3 - 3||Exeter City||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's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Dale have scored 8, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Exeter City is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Grecians have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.
Rochdale find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 42 games have yielded only 35 points.
Exeter City are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 38 points from their 42 games thus far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Grecians 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
|Rochdale||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Exeter City||Lost each of the previous 7 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here