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History of the Rochdale v Accrington Stanley fixture

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:
2008/2009Sun 28 SepAccrington S.1 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sun 16 MarRochdale4-1Accrington S.LGE2
2007/2008Wed 05 DecAccrington S.1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Sat 03 MarRochdale4 - 2Accrington S.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 26 AugAccrington S.1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1960/1961Sat 18 MarRochdale3 - 2Accrington S.LGE2
1960/1961Sat 29 OctAccrington S.2 - 0RochdaleLGE2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rochdale61236115
Accrington S.61147144

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

Sequence statistics:
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.