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:|
|2005/2006||Tue 23 Aug||Rochdale||0 - 5||Bradford City||LGEC|
|1982/1983||Wed 27 Oct||Bradford City||4 - 0||Rochdale||LGEC|
|1982/1983||Tue 05 Oct||Rochdale||0 - 1||Bradford City||LGEC|
|1981/1982||Sat 01 May||Rochdale||1 - 1||Bradford City||LGE2|
|1981/1982||Wed 30 Sep||Bradford City||2 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1980/1981||Sun 08 Mar||Bradford City||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1980/1981||Sat 20 Sep||Rochdale||0 - 2||Bradford City||LGE2|
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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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
|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.