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History of the Rochdale v Notts. County fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Notts. County at Spotland on Tuesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 7 of the 16 previous games, with the Dale winning just 4.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in January 2009, with Rochdale running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 27 JanRochdale3-0Notts. CountyLGE2
2008/2009Tue 28 OctNotts. County1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Tue 08 AprRochdale4 - 2Notts. CountyLGE2
2007/2008Sat 22 MarNotts. County1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Sat 17 FebNotts. County1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Sat 19 AugRochdale0 - 1Notts. CountyLGE2
2005/2006Sat 22 AprNotts. County1 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.

Notts. County have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Magpies's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Rochdale are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 32 points from their 17 games. Notts. County's total of 28 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Notts. County62408510

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Dale. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Notts. County Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.