FM Preview: Rochdale v Milton Keynes Dons 05 Mar 2011

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Milton Keynes Dons fixture

Milton Keynes Dons pack their bags to visit Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Dons will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them with only a 14.29% success rate in the fixture.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was more than three years back, in September 2007, as the Dale edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3-2 in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 18 Sep Milton Keynes 1 - 1 Rochdale League One
2007/2008 Sat 26 Jan Milton Keynes 0 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2007/2008 Sat 01 Sep Rochdale 3-2 Milton Keynes League Two
2006/2007 Sat 27 Jan Rochdale 5 - 0 Milton Keynes League Two
2006/2007 Sat 23 Dec Milton Keynes 2 - 1 Rochdale League Two
1987/1988 Tue 06 Oct Wimbledon 2 - 1 Rochdale League Cup
1987/1988 Tue 22 Sep Rochdale 1 - 1 Wimbledon League Cup

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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 6 conceded.

Milton Keynes Dons's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the The Dons, and 7 goals against.

Rochdale's 45 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Milton Keynes Dons's total of 52 points from their 34 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League One.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 3 3 0 8 4 12
Milton Keynes Dons 6 2 3 1 7 6 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the The Dons 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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
Milton Keynes Dons Undefeated in last 6 away games.
4 games since last defeat.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here