Rochdale prepare to entertain Mansfield Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 42 games played, Dale have recorded 21 wins, and Mansfield Town have come away with 8 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in February 2004, with Rochdale running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League Division Three match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 18 Sep||Mansfield Town||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 07 Feb||Rochdale||3-0||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Fri 26 Dec||Mansfield Town||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 02 Feb||Mansfield Town||3 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 29 Sep||Rochdale||3 - 1||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2000/2001||Sat 28 Apr||Rochdale||1 - 0||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2000/2001||Sat 11 Nov||Mansfield Town||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Dale, with 4 goals against.
Mansfield Town have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Stags's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Rochdale's 36 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Mansfield Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 35 points from their 26 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Dale are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw
|Rochdale||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Mansfield Town||6 games since last away draw.|