FootyMAD's Mansfield Town match preview

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History of the Rochdale v Mansfield Town fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 21 JanMansfield Town1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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.

Sequence statistics:
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.