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
|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
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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
|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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