FM Preview: Northampton Town v Rochdale 09 Feb 2013

Footymad preview History of the Northampton Town v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale pack their bags to visit Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, Dale have recorded 5 wins, and Northampton Town have come away with 13 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Sixfields Stadium was more than three years back, in September 2009, with Rochdale inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Cobblers in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 18 Aug Rochdale 0 - 0 Northampton League Two
2009/2010 Sat 17 Apr Rochdale 1 - 0 Northampton League Two
2009/2010 Sat 19 Sep Northampton 1-2 Rochdale League Two
2005/2006 Sat 08 Apr Northampton 2 - 2 Rochdale League Two
2005/2006 Mon 02 Jan Rochdale 1 - 1 Northampton League Two
2004/2005 Tue 08 Mar Rochdale 1 - 0 Northampton League Two
2004/2005 Sat 23 Oct Northampton 5 - 1 Rochdale League Two

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Recent respective form guides

Northampton Town are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Cobblers in those games, with 8 conceded.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Dale have hit 10 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Northampton Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League Two, picking up 45 points from their 30 games so far.

Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 38 points from their 30 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Northampton Town 6 3 0 3 7 10 9
Rochdale 6 1 2 3 7 8 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Cobblers, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Northampton Town Won 4 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rochdale Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.

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