Rochdale travel to take on Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.
The last time the two teams met at Bristol Rvs. was just over four years ago, in September 2006, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 13 Jan||Rochdale||0 - 1||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 09 Sep||Bristol Rvs.||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 29 Apr||Rochdale||2 - 0||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 12 Nov||Bristol Rvs.||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Mar||Bristol Rvs.||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 18 Dec||Rochdale||0 - 0||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Jan||Rochdale||2 - 2||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Bristol Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.
Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.
Bristol Rvs. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 15 points from their 11 games played so far, Rochdale's 16 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With Rochdale only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Memorial Stadium will be a good result. Score draw
|Bristol Rvs.||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Rochdale||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.