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History of the Grimsby Town v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Grimsby Town at Blundell Park on Friday 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 13 and win only 4 of the 21 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2007, where Rochdale annihilated the Dale 0 - 4 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:
2006/2007Mon 01 JanGrimsby Town0 - 4RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Tue 12 SepRochdale1 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 21 MarRochdale2 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 06 DecGrimsby Town4 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Tue 01 MarRochdale2 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 04 SepGrimsby Town0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1989/1990Sat 17 MarRochdale0 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Mighty Mariners in those games, with 7 conceded.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Dale's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Grimsby Town are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 10 from their 10 matches played. Rochdale are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 10 from their 9 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

An indifferent set of results for Rochdale on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Dale. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Rochdale Undefeated in last 4 away games.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.