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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 17 May||Rochdale||2 - 1||Darlington||D3PO|
|2007/2008||Sat 10 May||Darlington||2 - 1||Rochdale||D3PO|
|2007/2008||Tue 01 Jan||Rochdale||3 - 1||Darlington||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Tue 02 Oct||Darlington||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 10 Mar||Rochdale||0 - 0||Darlington||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Fri 06 Oct||Darlington||0 - 5||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 04 Apr||Rochdale||0 - 2||Darlington||LGE2|
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.
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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
|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.