Rochdale prepare to entertain Oxford United at Spotland on Saturday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. 3 of the 5 contests have been draws however, with the other 2 won by Dale.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in February 2003, the Dale carving out a narrow 2-1 victory 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:|
|2002/2003||Sat 08 Feb||Rochdale||2-1||Oxford Utd||LD3|
|2002/2003||Sat 09 Nov||Oxford Utd||2 - 0||Rochdale||LD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Rochdale||1 - 1||Oxford Utd||LD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 Aug||Oxford Utd||1 - 2||Rochdale||LD3|
|1964/1965||Sat 16 Jan||Oxford Utd||2 - 2||Rochdale||DIV4|
|1964/1965||Sat 12 Sep||Rochdale||3 - 3||Oxford Utd||DIV4|
|1963/1964||Sat 18 Jan||Rochdale||0 - 0||Oxford Utd||DIV4|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.
Oxford Utd's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The U's's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.
Rochdale are currently lying in 19th place in Nationwide League Division Three having mustered a points tally of 20 from their 19 matches played. Oxford Utd are leading the way in the Nationwide League Division Three, with their 19 games giving them a return of 38 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Dale at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the U's come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Rochdale||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Oxford Utd||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|