Rochdale prepare to entertain Port Vale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon,
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2009, the Dale carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Two match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 08 Aug||Port Vale||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2008/2009||Sat 11 Apr||Rochdale||1-0||Port Vale||LGE2|
|2008/2009||Sun 28 Dec||Port Vale||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Tue 30 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 2||Port Vale||ASSM|
|1985/1986||Sat 11 Jan||Rochdale||3 - 3||Port Vale||LGE2|
|1985/1986||Sat 31 Aug||Port Vale||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1984/1985||Sat 16 Mar||Port Vale||3 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 15 goals for the Dale, with 7 goals against.
Port Vale's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Valiants, and 9 goals against.
Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 24 games giving them a return of 51 points. Port Vale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 29 points from their 22 games played so far,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Port Vale is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Dale in a close run game. Home Win
|Rochdale||Won 4 successive home games.|
15 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
|Port Vale||Undefeated in last 9 away games.|