FootyMAD's Rushden & Diamonds match preview

History of the Rushden & Diamonds v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Rushden & Diamonds at Nene Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. On each previous occassion, the points have been shared by Dale.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2003, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Mon 24 MarRushden & D.3 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Sat 02 NovRochdale0 - 1Rushden & D.LGE2
2001/2002Tue 30 AprRochdale1 - 2Rushden & D.D3P
2001/2002Sat 27 AprRushden & D.2 - 2RochdaleD3P
2001/2002Sat 16 FebRushden & D.1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 13 OctRochdale0 - 0Rushden & D.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rushden & Diamonds are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 in the wrong end.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Dale's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Rushden & D. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 12 points from their 10 games played so far, Rochdale are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 10 from their 10 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Nene Park with a well-deserved point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rushden & D. Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rochdale 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.