FM Preview: Brentford v Rochdale 24 Mar 2012

Last updated : 23 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Brentford v Rochdale fixture

Brentford prepare to entertain Rochdale at Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 10 wins out of 14 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Griffin Park was just last season, in August 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Rochdale 1 - 2 Brentford League One
2010/2011 Sat 16 Apr Rochdale 0 - 1 Brentford League One
2010/2011 Sat 28 Aug Brentford 1-3 Rochdale League One
2008/2009 Sat 21 Feb Rochdale 1 - 2 Brentford League Two
2008/2009 Sat 01 Nov Brentford 1 - 2 Rochdale League Two
2007/2008 Sat 29 Mar Brentford 0 - 2 Rochdale League Two
2007/2008 Sat 20 Oct Rochdale 1 - 1 Brentford League Two

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Brentford have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Bees, with 7 goals against.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Dale have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Brentford's 47 points from 36 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 34 points from their 38 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Brentford 6 1 1 4 3 7 4
Rochdale 6 1 2 3 6 9 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Rochdale is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Bees in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Brentford 5 games since last home draw.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Rochdale Not won in previous 10 away matches.

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