Rochdale prepare to entertain Swansea City at Spotland on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. It couldn't be much closer,Dale having the edge 7 games to 6.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2003, with Swansea inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Dale in a League Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Apr||Rochdale||1-2||Swansea||LD3|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Oct||Swansea||1 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 26 Jan||Rochdale||2 - 0||Swansea||LD3|
|2001/2002||Tue 09 Oct||Swansea||0 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|1999/2000||Fri 22 Oct||Swansea||1 - 0||Rochdale||LD3|
|1999/2000||Sat 25 Sep||Rochdale||0 - 0||Swansea||LD3|
|1998/1999||Sat 01 May||Rochdale||0 - 3||Swansea||LD3|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Swansea have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Swans have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division Three, showing a record of 20 points from their 15 games played so far, Swansea are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 27 points from 15 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Your FootyMad panel thinks that Rochdale's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Swansea. Away win
|Rochdale||No sequences of note|
|Swansea||No win in the 2 most recent games.|