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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Mar||Brentford||0 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sat 20 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 1||Brentford||LGE2|
|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|
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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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
|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.