Rochdale travel to take on Walsall at Banks's Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, Dale have recorded 8 wins, and Walsall have come away with 12 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Walsall was just over four years ago, in February 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sat 11 Sep||Rochdale||3 - 2||Walsall||LGE1|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Feb||Walsall||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 05 Aug||Rochdale||0 - 1||Walsall||LGE2|
|1994/1995||Sat 15 Apr||Walsall||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1994/1995||Tue 27 Dec||Rochdale||0 - 2||Walsall||LGE2|
|1994/1995||Sat 12 Nov||Walsall||3 - 0||Rochdale||FAC|
|1993/1994||Sat 15 Jan||Walsall||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Walsall have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The away form of Rochdale however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.
Walsall are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower League One with a return of just 30 points from their 32 games thus far. Rochdale's 44 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Dale have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Banks's Stadium with an easy victory. Away win
|Walsall||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Rochdale||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
11 games since last defeat.