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History of the Rochdale v Port Vale fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Port Vale at Spotland on Tuesday evening,

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 08 AugPort Vale1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Sat 11 AprRochdale1-0Port ValeLGE2
2008/2009Sun 28 DecPort Vale2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Tue 30 OctRochdale1 - 2Port ValeASSM
1985/1986Sat 11 JanRochdale3 - 3Port ValeLGE2
1985/1986Sat 31 AugPort Vale1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1984/1985Sat 16 MarPort Vale3 - 1RochdaleLGE2

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 8 goals against.

Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 26 games giving them a return of 55 points. Port Vale's 33 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Won 4 successive home games.
15 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
Port Vale Undefeated in last 9 away games.
5 games since last defeat.