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History of the Brentford v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday afternoon, with the intention of improving a poor record there. The have ended up losing on 10 of the 12 occasions the two teams have clashed.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 MarBrentford0 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sat 20 OctRochdale1 - 1BrentfordLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Brentford are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Bees in those games, with 6 conceded.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Brentford are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 24 points from 14 games. Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 23 from their 14 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Dale could well see them head back from Griffin Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Brentford Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rochdale Undefeated in last 5 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.