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History of the Shrewsbury Town v Rochdale fixture

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.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 SepRochdale1 - 1Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 26 NovRochdale4 - 3Shrewsbury Tn.LGE2
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.