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History of the Grimsby Town v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Grimsby Town at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, 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 5 of the 23 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2008, when they played out a goalless draw 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:
2008/2009Sat 28 FebRochdale2 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Mighty Mariners have scored 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Dale's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 12 matches. Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 23 points from 12 games.

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

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

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Dale of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Blundell Park with Rochdale coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Rochdale 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.