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History of the Rochdale v Grimsby Town fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Grimsby Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 21 games played, Dale have recorded 10 wins, and Grimsby Town have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2008, with Rochdale running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 09 AugGrimsby Town0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sat 05 AprRochdale3-1Grimsby TownLGE2
2007/2008Fri 12 OctGrimsby Town1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Mon 01 JanGrimsby Town0 - 4RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Tue 12 SepRochdale1 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 21 MarRochdale2 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 06 DecGrimsby Town4 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 7 conceded.

Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Mighty Mariners have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 55 points from 32 games. Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 32 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rochdale641111613
Grimsby Town60248132

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Dale being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Grimsby Town Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.