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:|
|2003/2004||Sat 06 Dec||Rochdale||0-2||Luton Town||FAC|
|2001/2002||Sat 09 Feb||Rochdale||1 - 0||Luton Town||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 20 Oct||Luton Town||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1969/1970||Sat 25 Apr||Rochdale||1 - 2||Luton Town||LGE1|
|1969/1970||Sat 22 Nov||Luton Town||2 - 0||Rochdale||LGE1|
|1967/1968||Sat 10 Feb||Luton Town||4 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1967/1968||Sat 30 Sep||Rochdale||2 - 2||Luton Town||LGE2|
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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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
|Rochdale||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Luton Town||5 games since last defeat.|