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History of the Rochdale v Bristol Rovers fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Bristol Rovers at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve on a record of draws against their opponents.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2006, with Rochdale running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 09 SepBristol Rvs.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 29 AprRochdale2-0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 12 NovBristol Rvs.1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 05 MarBristol Rvs.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 18 DecRochdale0 - 0Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 17 JanRochdale2 - 2Bristol Rvs.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 16 AugBristol Rvs.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 7 conceded.

Bristol Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Pirates's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Rochdale are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 28 from their 27 matches played. Bristol Rvs.'s 36 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Rochdale's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Bristol Rvs.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Bristol Rvs. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.