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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 28 Feb||Rochdale||2 - 0||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|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|
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.
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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
|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.