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History of the Rochdale v Barnet fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Barnet at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 14 games played, Dale have recorded 5 wins, and Barnet have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in November 2008, as the Dale squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in an F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 03 MarBarnet2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Tue 18 NovRochdale3-2BarnetFAC
2008/2009Sat 08 NovBarnet1 - 1RochdaleFAC
2008/2009Sat 16 AugRochdale3 - 1BarnetLGE2
2007/2008Tue 15 AprRochdale3 - 0BarnetLGE2
2007/2008Sat 15 SepBarnet0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Mon 09 AprRochdale0 - 2BarnetLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 5 conceded.

Barnet have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Bees have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale's total of 20 points from their 11 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two. Barnet are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 21 points from 11 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Barnet 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 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Barnet Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.