Football match preview: Swindon Town vs Rochdale

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Competition: England League Two
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: The Energy Check County Ground (15728 seats)

Neutral parties would believe there's a notable contrast in form between these teams based on the matches played so far, with Swindon Town in front of Rochdale by 7 points.

Insights:
  • Swindon Town have the most scored goals in the second half (13) in League Two
  • Rochdale have scored at least twice as many goals away as Swindon Town have scored home.

The hosts Swindon saw competitive action as recent as four days ago, playing in the EFL Trophy. That game was an away game at Plymouth Argyle, so at least Swindon are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

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Swindon Town form and stats

1 victory, 2 draws and 2 defeats. That’s what Swindon Town have to build on here at The Energy Check County Ground in the League Two.

Happy days for Swindon in their previous game, a EFL Trophy match away at Plymouth Argyle that ended with a 3-1 victory.

Before that match, a League Two win away at Forest Green Rovers.

There will be little rest for Swindon Town after this match as they are travelling to Sutton United for a League Two game in only three days.

Swindon have scored 3 league goals here from 5 matches, not a lot. Swindon have only conceded 4 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Rochdale form and stats

Playing away, Rochdale have won 2 games, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in the League Two this season. Recent form does not give Rochdale much hope, as the visitors have lost three games in a row. Swindon Town will be a tough nut to crack.

D. Cashman was the last player to score for the away team. Rochdale haven't scored a league goal in the last 310 minutes.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a League Two home defeat versus Crawley Town with 0-1 on the scoreboard. Sam Graham was the top performer of the team in that game with a match score of 7.43. The defender Graham won 12 of 16 duels.

A 0-1 defeat away at Port Vale before that.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only three days as another away game awaits: The League Two trip to Salford City.

Rochdale has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 9 goals from 5 games. Rochdale have conceded 9 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

Swindon-Rochdale H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Swindon Town four wins, Rochdale four wins, two draws. nine of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

SwindonJ. Payne
J. Payne
4 goals
Swindon TownT. Simpson
T. Simpson
4 goals
Swindon TownB. Gladwin
B. Gladwin
2 goals

Swindon Town missing players

Rochdale missing players

Swindon Town Rochdale
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
11 5 3 Played P 2 5 11
5 1 1 Won W 1 2 3
4 2 1 Drew D 0 1 3
2 2 1 Lost L 1 2 5
14 3 2 Scored S 5 9 12
8 4 2 Conceded C 5 9 14
82% 60% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 91%
64% 40% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 64%
36% 40% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 60% 36%
18% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 60% 27%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 100% 40% 18%
55% 40% 33% BTTS BTTS 100% 80% 55%
45% 60% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 18%
18% 40% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 20% 36%
 
4.2 3.6 2.7 Corners for (avg) C F 2 4.6 5.7
6.3 6.4 5.3 Corners against (avg) C A 7.5 4.8 4.8
1.9 2.4 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 0.8 0.8
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
12.9 12.2 12.7 Shots (avg) S ( 12.5 13.2 13
4.4 4.8 4.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 3.2 2.4
29% 12% 15% Goal Efficiency G E 71% 56% 46%
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • All of Rochdale's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Rochdale have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Rochdale have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Rochdale have scored at least twice as many goals away as Swindon Town have scored home.
  • Rochdale have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Rochdale haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Swindon Town have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Swindon Town have the most scored goals in the second half (13) in League Two

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Forest Green Rovers 11 7 2 2 20 10 6 3 1 2 9 8 5 4 1 0 11 2 10 23
2 Harrogate Town 11 6 4 1 23 13 6 3 3 0 14 7 5 3 1 1 9 6 10 22
3 Swindon Town 11 5 4 2 14 8 5 1 2 2 3 4 6 4 2 0 11 4 6 19
4 Port Vale 11 5 3 3 16 12 5 2 2 1 7 5 6 3 1 2 9 7 4 18
5 Tranmere Rovers 11 5 3 3 8 4 6 5 0 1 8 2 5 0 3 2 0 2 4 18
6 Leyton Orient 11 4 5 2 19 11 5 3 1 1 9 2 6 1 4 1 10 9 8 17
7 Sutton United 10 5 2 3 16 11 5 4 0 1 12 6 5 1 2 2 4 5 5 17
8 Hartlepool United 11 5 2 4 11 10 6 5 1 0 9 3 5 0 1 4 2 7 1 17
9 Crawley Town 11 5 2 4 14 15 5 3 2 0 8 5 6 2 0 4 6 10 -1 17
10 Exeter City 11 3 7 1 16 10 5 2 3 0 8 3 6 1 4 1 8 7 6 16
11 Barrow 11 4 4 3 15 12 6 2 3 1 9 8 5 2 1 2 6 4 3 16
12 Bradford City 11 4 4 3 14 11 5 3 2 0 10 4 6 1 2 3 4 7 3 16
13 Newport County 11 4 3 4 13 13 5 2 2 1 7 4 6 2 1 3 6 9 0 15
14 Northampton Town 11 4 3 4 10 11 5 2 1 2 5 6 6 2 2 2 5 5 -1 15
15 Stevenage 11 3 4 4 11 15 6 2 3 1 7 8 5 1 1 3 4 7 -4 13
16 Bristol Rovers 11 4 1 6 12 17 6 3 0 3 7 8 5 1 1 3 5 9 -5 13
17 Salford City 11 3 3 5 12 12 6 2 3 1 7 4 5 1 0 4 5 8 0 12
18 Rochdale 11 3 3 5 12 14 6 1 2 3 3 5 5 2 1 2 9 9 -2 12
19 Walsall 11 3 3 5 13 16 6 3 1 2 9 8 5 0 2 3 4 8 -3 12
20 Colchester United 10 2 4 4 7 11 4 0 1 3 1 5 6 2 3 1 6 6 -4 10
21 Mansfield Town 11 2 4 5 10 15 7 2 2 3 8 10 4 0 2 2 2 5 -5 10
22 Carlisle United 11 2 4 5 9 18 5 1 3 1 5 6 6 1 1 4 4 12 -9 10
23 Oldham Athletic 11 2 2 7 6 16 5 0 1 4 2 8 6 2 1 3 4 8 -10 8
24 Scunthorpe United 11 1 4 6 7 23 5 1 1 3 3 9 6 0 3 3 4 14 -16 7

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