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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 09 Aug||Grimsby Town||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sat 05 Apr||Rochdale||3-1||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Fri 12 Oct||Grimsby Town||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Mon 01 Jan||Grimsby Town||0 - 4||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Tue 12 Sep||Rochdale||1 - 0||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 21 Mar||Rochdale||2 - 2||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 06 Dec||Grimsby Town||4 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
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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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
|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.