Rochdale prepare to entertain Sheffield Wednesday at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, for the first time in their history, and will be hoping to give their new opponents the runaround.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sat 13 Nov||Sheff. Wed.||2 - 0||Rochdale||LGE1|
|2009/2010||Tue 11 Aug||Sheff. Wed.||3 - 0||Rochdale||LGEC|
|2002/2003||Wed 11 Sep||Sheff. Wed.||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 8 conceded.
The away form of Sheff. Wed. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the The Owls have hit 8 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale's 41 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Sheff. Wed. see themselves just below half way in the Npower League One, showing a record of 36 points from their 27 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Dale's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Sheff. Wed.. Home Win
|Rochdale||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
|Sheff. Wed.||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.