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History of the Rochdale v Lincoln City fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Lincoln City at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 50 games played, Dale have recorded 21 wins, and Lincoln City have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 19 OctLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 03 AprRochdale0-3Lincoln CityLGE2
2003/2004Sat 27 SepLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Tue 21 JanRochdale0 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2002/2003Tue 13 AugLincoln City2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 13 AprLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 24 NovRochdale2 - 2Lincoln CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 4 conceded.

Lincoln City have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Red Imps, and 1 goals against.

Rochdale's 42 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Lincoln City's total of 48 points from their 30 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two.

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

Dale go into their game against Lincoln City in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Lincoln City 10 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.