Rochdale face a trip to Oxford United at The Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 6 games played, Dale have recorded 1 wins, and Oxford Utd. have come away with 2 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2004, with Oxford Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners 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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 13 Nov||Rochdale||2 - 1||Oxford Utd.||FAC|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 May||Oxford Utd.||2 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 29 Nov||Rochdale||1 - 2||Oxford Utd.||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Sat 08 Feb||Rochdale||2 - 1||Oxford Utd.||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Sat 09 Nov||Oxford Utd.||2 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 19 Jan||Rochdale||1 - 1||Oxford Utd.||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 Aug||Oxford Utd.||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Oxford United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.
Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Dale have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Oxford Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 17 matches. Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 17 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing appears to be going right for the Dale out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Oxford Utd.. Away win
|Oxford Utd.||4 games since last home draw.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Rochdale||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.