Rochdale prepare to entertain Accrington Stanley at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Dale are clearly on top, having won 22 and lost only 6 of the 34 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in March 2008, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sun 28 Sep||Accrington S.||1 - 3||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sun 16 Mar||Rochdale||4-1||Accrington S.||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Wed 05 Dec||Accrington S.||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Mar||Rochdale||4 - 2||Accrington S.||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 26 Aug||Accrington S.||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1960/1961||Sat 18 Mar||Rochdale||3 - 2||Accrington S.||LGE2|
|1960/1961||Sat 29 Oct||Accrington S.||2 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 6 conceded.
In complete contrast to Rochdale, Accrington S. are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. The Reds have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 35 points from their 22 games so far. Accrington S. are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 22 from their 22 matches played.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rochdale may be coming up against a decent side in Accrington S., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Dale. Home Win
|Rochdale||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Accrington S.||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.