FM Preview: Rochdale v Brentford 16 Apr 2011

Last updated : 15 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Brentford fixture

Brentford pack their bags to visit Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Bees have taken the points 8 times and lost only 1.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was within the last three years, in February 2009, with Brentford inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Dale in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2005/2006 Sat 05 Nov Rochdale 0 - 1 Brentford F.A. Cup
1998/1999 Sat 23 Jan Rochdale 2 - 0 Brentford 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 only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The Bees have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rochdale's total of 64 points from their 41 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League One.

Brentford's 55 points from 41 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 4 1 1 10 4 13
Brentford 6 3 0 3 9 8 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Brentford 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 Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Brentford 5 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.

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