FM Preview: Rochdale v Gillingham 19 Jan 2013

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Gillingham fixture

Gillingham pack their bags to visit Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gills will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 3 of the 18 games.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was more than three years back, in May 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 4) match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 29 Sep Gillingham 1 - 2 Rochdale League Two
2008/2009 Sun 10 May Gillingham 2 - 1 Rochdale Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 4)
2008/2009 Thu 07 May Rochdale 0-0 Gillingham Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 4)
2008/2009 Sat 02 May Rochdale 0 - 1 Gillingham League Two
2008/2009 Tue 25 Nov Gillingham 1 - 1 Rochdale League Two
1995/1996 Sat 30 Mar Rochdale 2 - 0 Gillingham League Division Three
1995/1996 Sat 07 Oct Gillingham 1 - 0 Rochdale League Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Rochdale's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Gillingham however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Gills's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 36 points from their 28 games played so far,

Gillingham are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 51 points from their 26 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 2 0 4 12 11 6
Gillingham 6 3 1 2 8 6 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Gills have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Spotland with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Gillingham 3 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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