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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 05 Nov||Rochdale||0-1||Brentford||FAC|
|1998/1999||Sat 23 Jan||Rochdale||2 - 0||Brentford||LGE2|
|1998/1999||Mon 31 Aug||Brentford||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1977/1978||Mon 06 Mar||Brentford||4 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1977/1978||Tue 13 Sep||Rochdale||1 - 2||Brentford||LGE2|
|1976/1977||Sat 14 May||Rochdale||2 - 3||Brentford||LGE2|
|1976/1977||Tue 22 Feb||Brentford||3 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
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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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
|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.