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History of the Rochdale v Grimsby Town fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Grimsby Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in March 2005, with Rochdale running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 06 DecGrimsby Town4 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Tue 01 MarRochdale2-0Grimsby TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 04 SepGrimsby Town0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1989/1990Sat 17 MarRochdale0 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2
1989/1990Sat 07 OctGrimsby Town1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
1988/1989Sat 11 FebRochdale0 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
1988/1989Sat 24 SepGrimsby Town1 - 3RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Dale's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Grimsby Town's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League Two, showing a record of 39 points from their 31 games played so far, Grimsby Town are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 57 points from their 33 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rochdale6123585
Grimsby Town6213787

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Spotland for the Dale and the Madmen are unable to see past Grimsby Town claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Grimsby Town 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.