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History of the Lincoln City v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Lincoln City at Sincil Bank Stadium on Friday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 54 games played, Dale have recorded 14 wins, and Lincoln City have come away with 26 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2008, the The Red Imps carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 09 FebLincoln City2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sat 05 JanRochdale0 - 2Lincoln CityLGE2
2006/2007Sat 31 MarRochdale2 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2006/2007Sat 21 OctLincoln City7 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 06 MayLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 29 OctRochdale1 - 2Lincoln CityLGE2
2004/2005Sat 12 FebRochdale3 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Dale's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Lincoln City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 9 points from their 9 games played so far, Rochdale's 12 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

Not a lot has been going right generally for Rochdale on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Lincoln City. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Lincoln City Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Rochdale No win in the 2 most recent games.