Rochdale play host to Grimsby Town at Spotland on Tuesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 8 of the 17 previous games, with the Dale winning just 7.
The last time the two teams met at Rochdale was more than a decade ago, in March 1990, with Grimsby Town inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Dale in a Fourth Division match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 04 Sep||Grimsby Town||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1989/1990||Sat 17 Mar||Rochdale||0-1||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|1989/1990||Sat 07 Oct||Grimsby Town||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1988/1989||Sat 11 Feb||Rochdale||0 - 2||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|1988/1989||Sat 24 Sep||Grimsby Town||1 - 3||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1978/1979||Tue 13 Mar||Rochdale||2 - 5||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|1978/1979||Sat 30 Sep||Grimsby Town||4 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 5 conceded.
Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Mariners's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 46 points from their 33 games played so far, Grimsby Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 46 points from their 34 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Dale. Score draw
|Rochdale||Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Grimsby Town||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
4 games since last defeat.