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History of the Mansfield Town v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Mansfield Town at Field Mill on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 29 out of 44 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2004, the Stags carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 17 SepRochdale2 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 15 JanRochdale1 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 18 SepMansfield Town1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 07 FebRochdale3 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2
2003/2004Fri 26 DecMansfield Town1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 02 FebMansfield Town3 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 29 SepRochdale3 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Dale have hit 7 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Mansfield Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 29 points from 27 matches. Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League Two, showing a record of 34 points from their 26 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town6132676
Rochdale60155131

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Stags, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Mansfield Town Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Rochdale Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.