History of the Colchester United v Rochdale fixture
Rochdale face a trip to Colchester United at Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 13 and win only 3 of the 22 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, the U's carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League One match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 15 Oct||Rochdale||2 - 2||Colchester U.||League One|
|2010/2011||Sat 09 Apr||Colchester U.||1-0||Rochdale||League One|
|2010/2011||Sat 21 Aug||Rochdale||1 - 2||Colchester U.||League One|
|1997/1998||Tue 03 Mar||Colchester U.||0 - 0||Rochdale||League Division Three|
|1997/1998||Sat 08 Nov||Rochdale||2 - 1||Colchester U.||League Division Three|
|1996/1997||Fri 21 Mar||Colchester U.||1 - 0||Rochdale||League Division Three|
|1996/1997||Sat 24 Aug||Rochdale||0 - 0||Colchester U.||League Division Three|
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Recent respective form guides
Colchester United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Dale have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 1 in reply.
Colchester United's 39 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 28 points from their 31 games thus far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the U's, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Colchester United||Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Rochdale||Not won in previous 7 away matches.
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