Rochdale are ready to welcome Northampton Town to Spotland on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. It couldn't be much closer,Dale having the edge 8 games to 6.
The previous match played between the two at Spotland was more than three years back, in April 2000, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a League Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1999/2000||Mon 24 Apr||Rochdale||0-3||Northampton||LD3|
|1999/2000||Sat 02 Oct||Northampton||0 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|1996/1997||Sat 15 Feb||Rochdale||1 - 1||Northampton||LD3|
|1996/1997||Sat 23 Nov||Northampton||2 - 2||Rochdale||LD3|
|1995/1996||Tue 20 Feb||Northampton||2 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|1995/1996||Sat 02 Sep||Rochdale||1 - 2||Northampton||LD3|
|1994/1995||Sat 11 Mar||Rochdale||0 - 0||Northampton||LD3|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The away form of Northampton is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Cobblers have hit 7 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale's 16 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Northampton find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 12 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rochdale are not exactly setting the world alight at Spotland at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Northampton in this game. Home Win
|Rochdale||No sequences of note|
|Northampton||Not won in previous 5 away matches.|
No win in the 5 most recent games.