Rochdale prepare to entertain Mansfield Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 44 games played, Dale have recorded 22 wins, and Mansfield Town have come away with 8 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in September 2005, with Rochdale running out comfortable 2-0 winners 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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 21 Jan||Mansfield Town||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 17 Sep||Rochdale||2-0||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 15 Jan||Rochdale||1 - 1||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Dale have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.
Mansfield Town's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Stags have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 18 matches. Mansfield Town find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 18 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Spotland for the Dale and the Madmen are unable to see past Mansfield Town claiming victory in a close match.
|Rochdale||Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.|
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
|Mansfield Town||Last drawn game 7 outings ago.|