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History of the Swansea City v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Swansea City at Vetch Field on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 3 of the 17 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 25 OctRochdale0 - 1Swansea CityLD3
2002/2003Sat 26 AprRochdale1 - 2Swansea CityLD3
2002/2003Sat 05 OctSwansea City1 - 1RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Sat 26 JanRochdale2 - 0Swansea CityLD3
2001/2002Tue 09 OctSwansea City0 - 1RochdaleLD3
1999/2000Fri 22 OctSwansea City1 - 0RochdaleLD3
1999/2000Sat 25 SepRochdale0 - 0Swansea CityLD3

Recent respective form guides

Swansea City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Dale have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Swansea City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Three, picking up 45 points from their 31 games so far. Rochdale are currently lying in 19th place in Nationwide League Division Three having mustered a points tally of 35 from their 32 matches played.

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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 Swans, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Swansea City 4 games since last home draw.
Rochdale Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.