Rochdale face a trip to Northampton Town at Sixfields on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 4 of the 23 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2004, with Northampton running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Division Three match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 14 Feb||Northampton||3 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 11 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 1||Northampton||LGE2|
|1999/2000||Mon 24 Apr||Rochdale||0 - 3||Northampton||LGE2|
|1999/2000||Sat 02 Oct||Northampton||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1996/1997||Sat 15 Feb||Rochdale||1 - 1||Northampton||LGE2|
|1996/1997||Sat 23 Nov||Northampton||2 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1995/1996||Tue 20 Feb||Northampton||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Northampton Town are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 in the wrong end.
Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 4 against.
Northampton's 20 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Rochdale are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 15 from their 14 matches played.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Northampton may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Northampton||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Rochdale||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.