League One prediction and preview: Fleetwood Town modest favorites to beat Rochdale

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Competition: England League One
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Highbury Stadium (5500 seats)

With their 20 point advantage in the league table, Fleetwood Town fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Rochdale.

Insights:
  • Fleetwood Town have the most matches under the total-line (26) in League One
  • Rochdale have the most conceded goals in the first half (40) in League One

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Fleetwood Town form and stats

When playing at home in the League One, Fleetwood Town have managed 8 wins, 7 draws and suffered 5 defeats from 20 games. Fleetwood are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at Highbury Stadium, having lost their two previous games here.

Fleetwood enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at AFC Wimbledon's place. The match ended 1-0 with Barrie McKay scoring. Preceding that match was a defeat to Peterborough United (0-1).

The victory against AFC Wimbledon came after Barrie McKay's winning goal. The Fleetwood manager S. Grayson was very happy afterwards with the decision to bring on that player in the 63rd minute.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Fleetwood handle that role? We have found nine games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are three wins, five draws and one defeat.

Fleetwood Town are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 24 goals in 20 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Fleetwood have only conceded 14 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Rochdale form and stats

6 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses. That’s the product of Rochdale playing as the away team in the League One this season.

There were no winners in Rochdale's previous match, a League One home game that ended 0-0 vs Ipswich Town (placed 8th). Preceding that game, the 1-2 loss visiting Portsmouth's place.

Rochdale are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is five wins, three draws and two defeats. From a total of ten matches.

A quick return to home after this game, as Rochdale are hosting Swindon Town in the League One only three days away.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Rochdale have scored 27 goals in 19 league games away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Rochdale struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 31 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Rochdale - Fleetwood 2-1. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Fleetwood Town, four draws and three wins for Rochdale. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

RochdaleM. Lund
M. Lund
11 goals
FleetwoodC. Camps
C. Camps
9 goals
RochdaleS. Humphrys
S. Humphrys
9 goals

Fleetwood Town missing players

Rochdale missing players

Fleetwood Town Rochdale
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
39 20 7 Played P 5 19 38
14 8 2 Won W 1 6 7
11 7 3 Drew D 1 3 12
14 5 2 Lost L 3 10 19
42 24 4 Scored S 8 27 47
33 14 5 Conceded C 8 31 69
85% 85% 71% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 95% 89%
54% 55% 43% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 79% 79%
26% 20% 14% Over 2.5 O 2.5 80% 63% 55%
15% 15% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 60% 37% 37%
10% 10% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 16% 24%
38% 40% 29% BTTS BTTS 60% 53% 53%
36% 35% 43% Clean Sheets C S 20% 21% 18%
41% 40% 57% Failed to Score F T 20% 32% 39%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.4 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1 1.3
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
10.8 12.9 10.6 Shots (avg) S ( 10.8 9.7 10.4
3.6 4.5 3.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.1 3.2
30% 27% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 53% 46% 39%
Key stats in League One this season:
  • Fleetwood Town have the most matches under the total-line (26) in League One
  • Rochdale have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Rochdale have the most conceded goals in the first half (40) in League One

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Hull City 40 23 7 10 68 32 20 12 3 5 25 10 20 11 4 5 43 22 36 76
2 Peterborough United 39 22 7 10 67 38 19 14 3 2 44 15 20 8 4 8 23 23 29 73
3 Sunderland 38 19 14 5 59 29 19 9 6 4 27 18 19 10 8 1 32 11 30 71
4 Portsmouth 38 19 7 12 56 40 20 8 5 7 27 21 18 11 2 5 29 19 16 64
5 Blackpool 37 18 9 10 50 33 18 9 6 3 26 17 19 9 3 7 24 16 17 63
6 Lincoln City 37 18 8 11 55 40 19 8 3 8 28 26 18 10 5 3 27 14 15 62
7 Charlton Athletic 38 16 11 11 55 50 18 6 5 7 30 33 20 10 6 4 25 17 5 59
8 Ipswich Town 38 17 8 13 41 38 20 11 3 6 22 17 18 6 5 7 19 21 3 59
9 Gillingham 40 17 7 16 56 54 20 9 3 8 28 28 20 8 4 8 28 26 2 58
10 Doncaster Rovers 37 17 6 14 54 48 19 11 4 4 32 20 18 6 2 10 22 28 6 57
11 Accrington Stanley 38 16 9 13 51 52 19 9 5 5 24 16 19 7 4 8 27 36 -1 57
12 Oxford United 39 16 8 15 53 48 19 9 4 6 25 17 20 7 4 9 28 31 5 56
13 Milton Keynes Dons 39 15 9 15 55 54 20 8 7 5 30 25 19 7 2 10 25 29 1 54
14 Crewe Alexandra 38 15 9 14 47 48 19 9 5 5 28 21 19 6 4 9 19 27 -1 54
15 Fleetwood Town 39 14 11 14 42 33 20 8 7 5 24 14 19 6 4 9 18 19 9 53
16 Plymouth Argyle 40 14 10 16 50 63 20 11 4 5 30 27 20 3 6 11 20 36 -13 52
17 Shrewsbury Town 37 12 13 12 43 42 18 5 7 6 25 23 19 7 6 6 18 19 1 49
18 Burton Albion 38 12 9 17 48 62 19 6 2 11 25 37 19 6 7 6 23 25 -14 45
19 Northampton Town 40 10 9 21 33 57 20 7 4 9 16 22 20 3 5 12 17 35 -24 39
20 Swindon Town 39 11 4 24 45 69 20 7 1 12 21 32 19 4 3 12 24 37 -24 37
21 Bristol Rovers 40 10 7 23 39 63 20 7 2 11 23 28 20 3 5 12 16 35 -24 37
22 AFC Wimbledon 38 8 12 18 36 61 18 4 4 10 19 31 20 4 8 8 17 30 -25 36
23 Wigan Athletic 39 9 8 22 39 66 19 3 5 11 18 36 20 6 3 11 21 30 -27 35
24 Rochdale 38 7 12 19 47 69 19 1 9 9 20 38 19 6 3 10 27 31 -22 33

Read more about League One

The English Football League One (usually referred to as League One) is the third highest division in English football. The League One league table has 24 teams playing each other home and away for a total of 552 fixtures. Seasons run from August to May. Three teams are promoted and four relegated.