Rochdale prepare to entertain Cambridge United at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Dale are clearly on top, having won 9 and lost only 2 of the 15 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in August 2003, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division Three match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Jan||Cambridge U.||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 23 Aug||Rochdale||2-2||Cambridge U.||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Tue 04 Mar||Cambridge U.||2 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Tue 17 Sep||Rochdale||4 - 3||Cambridge U.||LGE2|
|2000/2001||Sat 18 Nov||Cambridge U.||2 - 1||Rochdale||FAC|
|1998/1999||Tue 27 Apr||Rochdale||0 - 2||Cambridge U.||LGE2|
|1998/1999||Tue 13 Apr||Cambridge U.||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 8 conceded.
Cambridge U. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.
Rochdale are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 18 from their 16 matches played. Cambridge U. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League Two with a return of just 13 points from their 16 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Dale's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Cambridge U.. Home Win
|Rochdale||6 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Cambridge U.||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.