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History of the Rochdale v Oxford United fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 08 FebRochdale2-1Oxford UtdLD3
2002/2003Sat 09 NovOxford Utd2 - 0RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Sat 19 JanRochdale1 - 1Oxford UtdLD3
2001/2002Sat 11 AugOxford Utd1 - 2RochdaleLD3
1964/1965Sat 16 JanOxford Utd2 - 2RochdaleDIV4
1964/1965Sat 12 SepRochdale3 - 3Oxford UtdDIV4
1963/1964Sat 18 JanRochdale0 - 0Oxford UtdDIV4

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.