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History of the Milton Keynes Dons v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Milton Keynes Dons at Stadium:MK on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. On each previous occasion, the match has ended in defeat for the Dale.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2006, the The Dons carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 SepRochdale3 - 2Milton KeynesLGE2
2006/2007Sat 27 JanRochdale5 - 0Milton KeynesLGE2
2006/2007Sat 23 DecMilton Keynes2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1987/1988Tue 06 OctWimbledon2 - 1RochdaleLGEC
1987/1988Tue 22 SepRochdale1 - 1WimbledonLGEC
1982/1983Sat 11 DecRochdale0 - 2WimbledonLGE2
1982/1983Tue 19 OctWimbledon3 - 0RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Milton Keynes Dons have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the The Dons in those games, with 4 conceded.

The Dale have had a decent run of form away from home recently, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Dale pummel 15 goals, and let in 8.

Milton Keynes are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 27 games giving them a return of 57 points. Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 41 from their 24 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Milton Keynes. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Milton Keynes Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Rochdale Undefeated in last 6 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.