Rochdale face a trip to Darlington at 96.6 TFM Darlington Arena on Friday 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 40 and win only 14 of the 68 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2005, the The Quakers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Tue 04 Apr||Rochdale||0 - 2||Darlington||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Mon 29 Aug||Darlington||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sun 26 Dec||Darlington||0 - 3||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Rochdale||1 - 1||Darlington||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 31 Jan||Darlington||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 30 Aug||Rochdale||4 - 2||Darlington||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Tue 11 Feb||Darlington||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Darlington have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the The Quakers in those games, with 6 conceded.
Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.
Darlington's 16 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 13 points from their 12 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
An indifferent set of results for Rochdale on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Dale. Score draw
|Darlington||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Rochdale||Undefeated in last 4 away games.|
4 games since last defeat.