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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 01 Nov||Brentford||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|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|
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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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
|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.