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History of the Rochdale v Accrington Stanley fixture

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:
2008/2009Sat 03 JanRochdale3-1Accrington S.LGE2
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.