Can Tranmere Rovers outdo Rochdale in Prenton Park clash?

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Competition: England League Two
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Prenton Park (16567 seats)

Tranmere Rovers - Rochdale. 2nd spot versus 17th spot. The ball is round - get a comprehensive game guide here!

Insights:
  • Tranmere Rovers have the fewest conceded goals (15) in League Two
  • Rochdale have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Little time to rest for the home team, as they played a League Two game only four days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Salford City.

D W W L W

Tranmere Rovers form and stats

Tranmere Rovers have performed here at Prenton Park this season with 9 wins from 12 League Two matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 0 games and lost 3. After failing to beat Sutton United here at Prenton Park, Tranmere Rovers has put together a very nice winning streak on their own turf with four wins in a row.

The home team returns to Prenton Park after being equal after 90 minutes with Salford City (placed 11th) on their last time out; the League Two game ended 1-1. Glatzel was able to secure the draw 1-1 in the game against Salford City after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

Before that game, the 4-0 home victory against Scunthorpe United.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Tranmere Rovers have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found ten games) they have won five times, drawn two and lost three.

Tranmere Rovers has scored 17 league goals at home this season, in 12 matches. Tranmere Rovers have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 6 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

W L L L D

Rochdale form and stats

The visitors are W3-D4-L4 on the road this term. That's in the League Two. The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Rochdale have lost on their last two travels.

Impressive finishing from Kelly and Beesley (2) secured the home win 3-0 against Newport County in their previous game. Attacker Beesley got a player rating of 9.05 in the game. "Man of the match" Beesley scored two goals, served one assist, hit two key passes and dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times.

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Bristol Rovers wasn't a success with a 2-4 loss.

We have checked recent matches where Rochdale have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those 15 games were seven victories, five draws and three defeats.

The visiting Rochdale have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 16 goals from 11 games. Rochdale's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 18 goals from these trips. Rochdale has visited these top teams four times, and 3 of 4 has ended with 2 goals or more!

Head 2 Head

The records show that this isn''t the first time these parties get together this season, as the results database show this recent match: Rochdale - Tranmere 1-0. Last eight meetings with these sides: Tranmere Rovers won two, Rochdale were winners in four and we saw two draws. four games with over 2,5 goals, four matches with under 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

RochdaleJ. Beesley
J. Beesley
9 goals
RochdaleA. Newby
A. Newby
5 goals
Tranmere RoversK. Morris
K. Morris
4 goals

Tranmere Rovers missing players

Rochdale missing players

Tranmere Rovers Rochdale
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 12 3 Played P 4 11 22
12 9 3 Won W 2 3 6
6 0 0 Drew D 2 4 9
6 3 0 Lost L 0 4 7
25 17 8 Scored S 9 16 30
15 6 0 Conceded C 6 18 30
88% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 82% 86%
46% 58% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 82% 73%
21% 25% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 64% 55%
12% 8% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 75% 45% 36%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 27% 18%
21% 17% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 73% 64%
54% 58% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 18% 23%
38% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 27% 27%
 
4.7 5.2 6.3 Corners for (avg) C F 4 4.7 5.7
6.2 5.2 3.7 Corners against (avg) C A 5 5.5 5
1.8 1.6 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.8 1.1 1
4 2 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.6 12.3 13 Shots (avg) S ( 11.2 12.1 13.7
3.8 4.2 5.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.2 3.4 3.6
27% 33% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 53% 43% 38%
 
13.1 11.7 7.7 Shots against (avg) S A 14 14.5 12.8
3.2 3 1.7 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4 4.9 4
Key stats in League Two this season:
  • Rochdale have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Rochdale have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Tranmere Rovers have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Tranmere Rovers have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Tranmere Rovers have the fewest conceded goals (15) in League Two
  • Tranmere Rovers have the fewest conceded goals (6) at home in League Two
  • Tranmere Rovers have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (8) in League Two
  • Tranmere Rovers have the fewest dropped points from leading position (2) in League Two
  • Tranmere Rovers have the fewest matches over the total-line (2) in League Two
  • Tranmere Rovers have the most clean sheets (13) in League Two
  • Tranmere Rovers have the most matches under the total-line (15) in League Two
  • Tranmere Rovers haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Tranmere Rovers is in the best form (5-1-0) 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 23 15 6 2 47 20 12 8 2 2 20 9 11 7 4 0 27 11 27 51
2 Tranmere Rovers 24 12 6 6 25 15 12 9 0 3 17 6 12 3 6 3 8 9 10 42
3 Northampton Town 23 12 4 7 31 23 11 7 1 3 16 8 12 5 3 4 15 15 8 40
4 Sutton United 23 12 3 8 35 28 11 8 0 3 19 10 12 4 3 5 16 18 7 39
5 Swindon Town 23 10 7 6 36 29 11 3 5 3 15 13 12 7 2 3 21 16 7 37
6 Port Vale 21 10 5 6 35 23 10 5 3 2 16 8 11 5 2 4 19 15 12 35
7 Newport County 24 9 8 7 38 34 11 5 3 3 20 13 13 4 5 4 18 21 4 35
8 Mansfield Town 23 10 5 8 30 30 14 8 3 3 23 17 9 2 2 5 7 13 0 35
9 Exeter City 23 8 10 5 33 26 11 5 4 2 17 11 12 3 6 3 16 15 7 34
10 Leyton Orient 22 7 10 5 37 21 11 6 3 2 24 7 11 1 7 3 13 14 16 31
11 Salford City 23 8 7 8 27 22 13 5 6 2 15 8 10 3 1 6 12 14 5 31
12 Crawley Town 22 9 4 9 27 31 11 4 3 4 15 17 11 5 1 5 12 14 -4 31
13 Harrogate Town 22 8 6 8 35 31 11 3 4 4 18 18 11 5 2 4 17 13 4 30
14 Bradford City 23 6 11 6 29 28 11 3 7 1 17 13 12 3 4 5 12 15 1 29
15 Walsall 23 7 8 8 29 30 12 4 5 3 19 17 11 3 3 5 10 13 -1 29
16 Hartlepool United 23 8 4 11 24 34 12 7 3 2 16 11 11 1 1 9 8 23 -10 28
17 Rochdale 22 6 9 7 30 30 11 3 5 3 14 12 11 3 4 4 16 18 0 27
18 Bristol Rovers 21 7 5 9 27 33 11 5 1 5 17 18 10 2 4 4 10 15 -6 26
19 Carlisle United 23 6 7 10 18 29 11 3 5 3 8 9 12 3 2 7 10 20 -11 25
20 Barrow 23 5 8 10 23 28 12 3 5 4 14 14 11 2 3 6 9 14 -5 23
21 Stevenage 24 5 8 11 19 37 12 4 5 3 13 14 12 1 3 8 6 23 -18 23
22 Colchester United 22 5 7 10 17 30 10 3 3 4 10 12 12 2 4 6 7 18 -13 22
23 Scunthorpe United 24 3 10 11 19 42 11 2 4 5 8 16 13 1 6 6 11 26 -23 19
24 Oldham Athletic 24 4 6 14 22 39 12 2 2 8 16 25 12 2 4 6 6 14 -17 18

Read more about League Two

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.