Rochdale travel to take on Northampton Town at Sixfields on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 22 games played, Dale have recorded 4 wins, and Northampton have come away with 11 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Northampton was just over four years ago, in October 1999, with Rochdale inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Cobblers in a League Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 11 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 1||Northampton||LD3|
|1999/2000||Mon 24 Apr||Rochdale||0 - 3||Northampton||LD3|
|1999/2000||Sat 02 Oct||Northampton||0 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|1996/1997||Sat 15 Feb||Rochdale||1 - 1||Northampton||LD3|
|1996/1997||Sat 23 Nov||Northampton||2 - 2||Rochdale||LD3|
|1995/1996||Tue 20 Feb||Northampton||2 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|1995/1996||Sat 02 Sep||Rochdale||1 - 2||Northampton||LD3|
Recent respective form guides
Northampton Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.
The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Dale have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Northampton's 39 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 30 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Cobblers, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Northampton||6 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
|Rochdale||Not won in previous 4 away matches.|