FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 30 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Darlington v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Darlington at George Reynolds Arena on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 38 and win only 13 of the 65 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2003, with Rochdale inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Quakers in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 30 AugRochdale4 - 2DarlingtonLD3
2002/2003Tue 11 FebDarlington0 - 1RochdaleLD3
2002/2003Sat 24 AugRochdale1 - 1DarlingtonLD3
2001/2002Sat 06 AprRochdale3 - 1DarlingtonLD3
2001/2002Tue 20 NovDarlington1 - 0RochdaleLD3
2000/2001Sat 06 JanDarlington1 - 2RochdaleLD3
2000/2001Sat 12 AugRochdale1 - 1DarlingtonLD3

Recent respective form guides

Darlington's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Dale have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Darlington are stuck down in the relegation zone of Nationwide League Division Three with a return of just 22 points from their 28 games thus far. Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 28 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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 Darlington. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Rochdale Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.