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History of the Darlington v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Darlington at 96.6 TFM Darlington Arena on Tuesday 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 15 of the 70 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in October 2006, where Rochdale annihilated the Dale 0 - 5 in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 10 MarRochdale0 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2006/2007Fri 06 OctDarlington0 - 5RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Tue 04 AprRochdale0 - 2DarlingtonLGE2
2005/2006Mon 29 AugDarlington2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sun 26 DecDarlington0 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 11 SepRochdale1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2003/2004Sat 31 JanDarlington1 - 0RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Dale's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Darlington are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 15 points from their 8 games. Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 9 points from their 7 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the The Quakers. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rochdale Undefeated in last 3 away games.
7 games since last defeat.