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History of the Gillingham v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 16 games played, Dale have recorded 2 wins, and Gillingham have come away with 7 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Gillingham was more than a decade ago, in October 1995, the The Gills carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1995/1996Sat 30 MarRochdale2 - 0GillinghamLGE2
1995/1996Sat 07 OctGillingham1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1994/1995Sat 17 DecRochdale2 - 1GillinghamLGE2
1994/1995Sat 27 AugGillingham1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1993/1994Sat 11 DecGillingham1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
1993/1994Sat 21 AugRochdale3 - 0GillinghamLGE2
1992/1993Fri 08 JanGillingham4 - 2RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Gillingham have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. During these games, The Gills have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 3.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 6 against.

Gillingham's 27 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Rochdale are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League Two, and have accumulated 30 points from the 17 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Gillingham Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Rochdale Not won in previous 2 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.