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History of the Bournemouth v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having taken no points from 10 of the 14 contests.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2009, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 04 AprBournemouth4 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Sat 13 DecRochdale1 - 1BournemouthLGE2
2002/2003Tue 11 MarRochdale1 - 1BournemouthLGE2
2002/2003Sat 28 DecBournemouth3 - 3RochdaleLGE2
1981/1982Sat 20 FebRochdale0 - 1BournemouthLGE2
1981/1982Sat 26 SepBournemouth1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1980/1981Sat 21 FebRochdale0 - 0BournemouthLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Bournemouth have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Cherries in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Dale have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Dale, and 7 goals against.

Bournemouth are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 14 games giving them a return of 31 points. Rochdale are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League Two, and have accumulated 26 points from the 14 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Dale could well see them head back from Dean Court with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bournemouth 14 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Rochdale 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.