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History of the Rochdale v Scunthorpe United fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Scunthorpe United at Spotland on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Dale have the slight edge, having won 18 of the 38 games compared to Scunthorpe's 9 wins.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in October 2002, with Scunthorpe inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Dale in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Tue 18 MarScunthorpe3 - 1RochdaleLD3
2002/2003Sat 19 OctRochdale1-2ScunthorpeLD3
2001/2002Sat 23 FebScunthorpe2 - 1RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Sat 15 SepRochdale2 - 2ScunthorpeLD3
2000/2001Tue 13 FebScunthorpe0 - 0RochdaleLD3
2000/2001Sat 26 AugRochdale3 - 2ScunthorpeLD3
1998/1999Sat 20 FebScunthorpe0 - 1RochdaleLD3

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. The Dale's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Scunthorpe have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Iron have hit 10 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 11 matches. Scunthorpe lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Three, picking up 17 from their 11 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Rochdale's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Scunthorpe. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Scunthorpe Undefeated in last 3 away games.