History of the Rochdale v Preston North End fixture
Rochdale prepare to entertain Preston North End at Spotland at lunchtime on Monday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 5 of the 10 previous games, with the Dale winning just 1.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a (Associate Members) match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 19 Nov||Preston N.E.||0 - 1||Rochdale||League One|
|2011/2012||Tue 08 Nov||Rochdale||1-1||Preston N.E.||(Associate Members)|
|2002/2003||Sat 04 Jan||Preston N.E.||1 - 2||Rochdale||F.A. Cup|
|1995/1996||Tue 12 Mar||Rochdale||0 - 3||Preston N.E.||League Division Three|
|1995/1996||Sat 02 Mar||Preston N.E.||1 - 2||Rochdale||League Division Three|
|1994/1995||Mon 17 Apr||Rochdale||0 - 1||Preston N.E.||League Division Three|
|1994/1995||Mon 26 Dec||Preston N.E.||3 - 0||Rochdale||League Division Three|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Dale have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.
Preston North End's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the North End have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 19 points from their 22 games thus far.
Preston North End's 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
Current overall team form
|Preston North End||6||2||3||1||6||6||9|
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Dale at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the North End come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Rochdale||Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Preston North End||5 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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