Rochdale face a trip to Exeter City at St James' Park 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 14 and win only 4 of the 27 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in December 2008, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 28 Mar||Rochdale||2 - 2||Exeter City||LGE2|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Dec||Exeter City||4 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||Exeter City||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Tue 29 Oct||Rochdale||3 - 3||Exeter City||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 29 Dec||Exeter City||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Mon 27 Aug||Rochdale||2 - 0||Exeter City||LGE2|
|2000/2001||Mon 16 Apr||Rochdale||3 - 0||Exeter City||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Exeter City have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.
Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.
Exeter City's 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 16 points from 9 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The away form of the Dale has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Exeter City. Away win
|Exeter City||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
|Rochdale||6 games since last defeat.|