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History of the Oxford United v Rochdale fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 13 NovRochdale2 - 1Oxford Utd.FAC
2003/2004Sat 08 MayOxford Utd.2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 29 NovRochdale1 - 2Oxford Utd.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 08 FebRochdale2 - 1Oxford Utd.LGE2
2002/2003Sat 09 NovOxford Utd.2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 19 JanRochdale1 - 1Oxford Utd.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 11 AugOxford Utd.1 - 2RochdaleLGE2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Oxford Utd.6105293

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

Sequence statistics:
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.