FootyMAD's Northampton Town match preview

History of the Northampton Town v Rochdale fixture

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:
2003/2004Sat 11 OctRochdale1 - 1NorthamptonLD3
1999/2000Mon 24 AprRochdale0 - 3NorthamptonLD3
1999/2000Sat 02 OctNorthampton0 - 1RochdaleLD3
1996/1997Sat 15 FebRochdale1 - 1NorthamptonLD3
1996/1997Sat 23 NovNorthampton2 - 2RochdaleLD3
1995/1996Tue 20 FebNorthampton2 - 1RochdaleLD3
1995/1996Sat 02 SepRochdale1 - 2NorthamptonLD3

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
Northampton 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Rochdale Not won in previous 4 away matches.