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History of the Rochdale v Brentford fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Brentford at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, having tasted defeat an amazing 7 times and winning only 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was two seasons ago, in November 2005, with Brentford inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Dale in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 05 NovRochdale0-1BrentfordFAC
1998/1999Sat 23 JanRochdale2 - 0BrentfordLGE2
1998/1999Mon 31 AugBrentford2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1977/1978Mon 06 MarBrentford4 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1977/1978Tue 13 SepRochdale1 - 2BrentfordLGE2
1976/1977Sat 14 MayRochdale2 - 3BrentfordLGE2
1976/1977Tue 22 FebBrentford3 - 2RochdaleLGE2

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 8, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Brentford's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Bees have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 13 points from their 10 games played so far, Brentford find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 12 points from their 11 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are in pretty poor form at home recently, and the FootyMad are looking no further than a solitary point from this game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Brentford 6 games since last away draw.
No win in the 4 most recent games.