FM Preview: Sheffield United v Rochdale 10 Dec 2011

Footymad preview History of the Sheffield United v Rochdale fixture

Sheffield United play host to Rochdale at Bramall Lane on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The The Blades won the only previous game contested between the two.

The only previous meeting between Sheffield United and Rochdale at Bramall Lane was way back in the black-and-white days of May 1982, with Sheffield United running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Fourth Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
1981/1982 Tue 04 May Sheff. Utd. 3-1 Rochdale Fourth Division
1981/1982 Sat 16 Jan Rochdale 0 - 1 Sheff. Utd. Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Sheffield United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 14 goals have been scored by the The Blades in those games, with 8 conceded.

In complete contrast to Sheffield United, Rochdale are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Dale have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Sheffield United's total of 35 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower League One.

Rochdale are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 19 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Sheffield United 6 4 1 1 10 5 13
Rochdale 6 1 1 4 4 9 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Sheffield United fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, we just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the The Blades. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Sheffield United Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Rochdale 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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