FootyMAD's Rushden & Diamonds match preview

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History of the Rochdale v Rushden & Diamonds fixture

Rochdale are ready to welcome Rushden & Diamonds to Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. There have only been 1 against the opposition from the 3 matches played by the Dale.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was within the last three years, in November 2002, with Rushden & D. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Dale 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:
2004/2005Sat 02 OctRushden & D.0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
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

Rochdale are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Rushden & D. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Diamonds have hit 4 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale's 39 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Rushden & D. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 29 matches.

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 Rushden & D. 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 Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Rushden & D. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.