Rochdale face a trip to Shrewsbury Town at Gay Meadow on Friday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 17 games played, Dale have recorded 7 wins, and Shrewsbury Tn. have come away with 8 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2005, with Rochdale inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Shrews in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Sep||Rochdale||1 - 1||Shrewsbury Tn.||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 26 Nov||Rochdale||4 - 3||Shrewsbury Tn.||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 06 Aug||Shrewsbury Tn.||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Apr||Rochdale||1 - 1||Shrewsbury Tn.||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Tue 07 Dec||Shrewsbury Tn.||0 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Sat 01 Mar||Shrewsbury Tn.||3 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Sep||Rochdale||1 - 1||Shrewsbury Tn.||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Shrewsbury Town have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Shrews in those games, with 5 conceded.
Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.
Shrewsbury Tn.'s 37 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Rochdale are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 28 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Shrews, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Shrewsbury Tn.||Drawn each of their last 2 games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Rochdale||No win in the 2 most recent games.|