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History of the Bradford City v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Bradford City at Coral Windows Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 24 and win only 6 of the 37 games.

The last time the two teams met at Bradford City was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1982, as they swept to an impressive 4 - 0 win in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 23 AugRochdale0 - 5Bradford CityLGEC
1982/1983Wed 27 OctBradford City4 - 0RochdaleLGEC
1982/1983Tue 05 OctRochdale0 - 1Bradford CityLGEC
1981/1982Sat 01 MayRochdale1 - 1Bradford CityLGE2
1981/1982Wed 30 SepBradford City2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1980/1981Sun 08 MarBradford City2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1980/1981Sat 20 SepRochdale0 - 2Bradford CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Bradford City have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Rochdale however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Dale, and 9 goals against.

Bradford City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 38 points from their 29 games played so far, Rochdale's 47 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bradford City632112711
Rochdale630312119

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Bradford City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bradford City 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Rochdale 6 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.