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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. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Dale.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in November 2004, with Rochdale running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 SepBoston Utd.3 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 07 MayBoston Utd.1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 27 NovRochdale2-0Boston Utd.LGE2
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's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Dale have scored 9, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Boston Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.

Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League Two, showing a record of 37 points from their 28 games played so far, Boston Utd.'s 39 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rochdale6114684
Boston Utd.63038109

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Spotland for the Dale and the Madmen are unable to see past Boston Utd. claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Boston Utd. Last drawn game 7 outings ago.