FootyMAD's Shrewsbury Town match preview

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History of the Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Shrewsbury Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 16 games played, Dale have recorded 8 wins, and Shrewsbury Tn. have come away with 3 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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:
2005/2006Sat 06 AugShrewsbury Tn.0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 16 AprRochdale1-1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2004/2005Tue 07 DecShrewsbury Tn.0 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Sat 01 MarShrewsbury Tn.3 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Sat 14 SepRochdale1 - 1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 02 MarRochdale1 - 0Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 22 SepShrewsbury Tn.1 - 0RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 7 conceded.

Shrewsbury Tn. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Shrews have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 30 points from 18 games. Shrewsbury Tn. see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League Two, showing a record of 22 points from their 17 games played so far,

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

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

None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the Dale. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Shrewsbury Tn. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.