Rochdale play host to Southampton at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 2 of the previous 3 games.
The last time the two teams met at Rochdale was amazingly over twenty years ago, in September 1990, where Southampton annihilated the Dale 0-5 in a League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sat 04 Sep||Southampton||0 - 2||Rochdale||LGE1|
|1990/1991||Tue 09 Oct||Southampton||3 - 0||Rochdale||LGEC|
|1990/1991||Tue 25 Sep||Rochdale||0-5||Southampton||LGEC|
|1965/1966||Wed 22 Sep||Southampton||3 - 0||Rochdale||LGEC|
|1961/1962||Wed 27 Sep||Rochdale||2 - 1||Southampton||LGEC|
|1961/1962||Wed 13 Sep||Southampton||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGEC|
|1958/1959||Sat 04 Apr||Rochdale||1 - 0||Southampton||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 6 conceded.
The Saints have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 17 goals for the Saints, and 3 goals against.
Rochdale's 44 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Southampton are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 48 points from 28 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This is certainly an intriguing match for the Dale, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw
|Rochdale||Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
|Southampton||4 games since last defeat.|