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History of the Rochdale v Luton Town fixture

Rochdale play host to Luton Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 3 of the 6 previous games, with the Dale winning just 2.

The last time the two teams met at Rochdale was just over four years ago, in December 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 06 DecRochdale0-2Luton TownFAC
2001/2002Sat 09 FebRochdale1 - 0Luton TownLGE2
2001/2002Sat 20 OctLuton Town0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1969/1970Sat 25 AprRochdale1 - 2Luton TownLGE1
1969/1970Sat 22 NovLuton Town2 - 0RochdaleLGE1
1967/1968Sat 10 FebLuton Town4 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1967/1968Sat 30 SepRochdale2 - 2Luton TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 9 conceded.

Luton Town have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Hatters's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 27 points from 16 games. Luton Town find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 15 games have yielded only -11 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Luton Town63215511

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Luton Town is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Dale in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Luton Town 5 games since last defeat.