FootyMAD's Northampton Town match preview

History of the Northampton Town v Rochdale fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 14 FebNorthampton3 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 11 OctRochdale1 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
1999/2000Mon 24 AprRochdale0 - 3NorthamptonLGE2
1999/2000Sat 02 OctNorthampton0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1996/1997Sat 15 FebRochdale1 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
1996/1997Sat 23 NovNorthampton2 - 2RochdaleLGE2
1995/1996Tue 20 FebNorthampton2 - 1RochdaleLGE2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.