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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 just last season, in October 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 01 NovBrentford1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 6 conceded.

Brentford have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 52 points from 30 games. Brentford are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 31 games giving them a return of 56 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Dale, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 12 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Brentford Not won in previous 2 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.