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:|
|2002/2003||Tue 18 Mar||Scunthorpe||3 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Oct||Rochdale||1-2||Scunthorpe||LD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 23 Feb||Scunthorpe||2 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 15 Sep||Rochdale||2 - 2||Scunthorpe||LD3|
|2000/2001||Tue 13 Feb||Scunthorpe||0 - 0||Rochdale||LD3|
|2000/2001||Sat 26 Aug||Rochdale||3 - 2||Scunthorpe||LD3|
|1998/1999||Sat 20 Feb||Scunthorpe||0 - 1||Rochdale||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. 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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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
|Rochdale||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Scunthorpe||Undefeated in last 3 away games.|