Rochdale prepare to entertain Lincoln City at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 53 games played, Dale have recorded 23 wins, and Lincoln City have come away with 15 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in March 2007, with Rochdale running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 31 Mar||Rochdale||2-0||Lincoln City||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 21 Oct||Lincoln City||7 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 06 May||Lincoln City||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 29 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 2||Lincoln City||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 12 Feb||Rochdale||3 - 1||Lincoln City||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Tue 19 Oct||Lincoln City||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Apr||Rochdale||0 - 3||Lincoln City||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Dale score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.
The away form of Lincoln City is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the The Red Imps have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 35 points from their 21 games so far. Lincoln City are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 24 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||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
|Lincoln City||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.