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History of the Rochdale v Boston United fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Boston United at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Dale have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in December 2003, the Dale carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 06 MarBoston Utd.2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 20 DecRochdale1-0Boston Utd.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 15 MarRochdale1 - 0Boston Utd.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 26 OctBoston Utd.3 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Dale, with 6 goals against.

Boston Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Pilgrims's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 24 points from their 18 matches. Boston Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 26 from their 18 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale may be coming up against a decent side in Boston Utd., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Dale. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Won 3 successive home games.
8 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Boston Utd. 5 games since last defeat.