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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Oct||Rushden & D.||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Mon 24 Mar||Rushden & D.||3 - 3||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Sat 02 Nov||Rochdale||0-1||Rushden & D.||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Tue 30 Apr||Rochdale||1 - 2||Rushden & D.||D3P|
|2001/2002||Sat 27 Apr||Rushden & D.||2 - 2||Rochdale||D3P|
|2001/2002||Sat 16 Feb||Rushden & D.||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 13 Oct||Rochdale||0 - 0||Rushden & 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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|Rushden & D.||6||1||2||3||5||11||5|
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
|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.