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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 09 Sep||Bristol Rvs.||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 29 Apr||Rochdale||2-0||Bristol Rvs.||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 12 Nov||Bristol Rvs.||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|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|
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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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
|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.