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History of the Darlington v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren 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 41 and win only 15 of the 72 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2008, the The Quakers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 4) match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 17 MayRochdale2 - 1DarlingtonD3PO
2007/2008Sat 10 MayDarlington2 - 1RochdaleD3PO
2007/2008Tue 01 JanRochdale3 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2007/2008Tue 02 OctDarlington1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Sat 10 MarRochdale0 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2006/2007Fri 06 OctDarlington0 - 5RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Tue 04 AprRochdale0 - 2DarlingtonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the The Quakers, with 4 goals against.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Darlington's total of 51 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two. Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 52 points from 31 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Darlington64118213
Rochdale641112513

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Dale could well see them head back from Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Rochdale 3 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.