FootyMAD's Northampton Town match preview

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Last updated : 01 January 2006
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History of the Rochdale v Northampton Town fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Northampton Town at Spotland on Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 25 games played, Dale have recorded 10 wins, and Northampton have come away with 6 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in March 2005, the Dale carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 08 MarRochdale1-0NorthamptonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 23 OctNorthampton5 - 1RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Dale's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.

Northampton have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Cobblers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League Two, picking up 33 points from their 24 games so far. Northampton's total of 38 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League Two.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rochdale61059183
Northampton64118413

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Rochdale's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Northampton. Away win

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