Rochdale prepare to entertain Mansfield Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Dale are clearly on top, having won 23 and lost only 8 of the 45 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in November 2006, 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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Apr||Mansfield Town||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 25 Nov||Rochdale||2-0||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Dale have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Mansfield Town is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Stags have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 14 matches. Mansfield Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 12 points from 15 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Dale to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win
|Rochdale||Latest 2 games ended in defeat.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Mansfield Town||Not won in previous 14 away matches.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.