Rochdale prepare to entertain Accrington Stanley at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 23 wins out of 35 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in January 2009, with Rochdale running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 03 Jan||Rochdale||3-1||Accrington S.||LGE2|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 6 conceded.
Accrington S. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The The Reds's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Rochdale are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League Two, and have accumulated 26 points from the 13 games they have played so far. Accrington S. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 16 points from their 13 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Accrington S. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Dale in a close run game. Home Win
|Rochdale||Won 3 successive home games.|
8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Accrington S.||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.