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History of the Bradford City v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Bradford City at Coral Windows Stadium on Tuesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 25 and win only 7 of the 39 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2008, with Bradford City running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 01 SepRochdale1 - 2Bradford CityASSM
2008/2009Tue 10 MarRochdale3 - 0Bradford CityLGE2
2008/2009Sat 23 AugBradford City2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Tue 01 AprRochdale2 - 1Bradford CityLGE2
2007/2008Sat 16 FebBradford City1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Tue 23 AugRochdale0 - 5Bradford CityLGEC
1982/1983Wed 27 OctBradford City4 - 0RochdaleLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Bradford City losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 9 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. Those games have seen the Dale pummel 13 goals, and let in 5.

Bradford City's 26 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Rochdale are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 35 points from their 18 games.

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

Rochdale are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Bradford City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Bradford City Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Rochdale Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.