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History of the Rochdale v Cambridge United fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 24 JanCambridge U.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 23 AugRochdale2-2Cambridge U.LGE2
2002/2003Tue 04 MarCambridge U.2 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Tue 17 SepRochdale4 - 3Cambridge U.LGE2
2000/2001Sat 18 NovCambridge U.2 - 1RochdaleFAC
1998/1999Tue 27 AprRochdale0 - 2Cambridge U.LGE2
1998/1999Tue 13 AprCambridge U.1 - 1RochdaleLGE2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cambridge U.6114374

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

Sequence statistics:
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.