Rochdale face a trip to Bristol Rovers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2005, when they played out a goalless draw 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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Mar||Bristol Rvs.||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 18 Dec||Rochdale||0 - 0||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Jan||Rochdale||2 - 2||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 16 Aug||Bristol Rvs.||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Tue 08 Apr||Rochdale||1 - 1||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Tue 17 Dec||Rochdale||3 - 2||Bristol Rvs.||FAC|
|2002/2003||Sat 07 Dec||Bristol Rvs.||1 - 1||Rochdale||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Bristol Rovers have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.
Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Bristol Rvs. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 19 points from their 16 matches. Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 26 points from 16 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The away form of the Dale has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Bristol Rvs.. Away win
|Bristol Rvs.||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Rochdale||An overall losing run of 3 games.|
No win in the 3 most recent games.