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:|
|2003/2004||Sat 25 Oct||Rochdale||0 - 1||Swansea City||LD3|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Apr||Rochdale||1 - 2||Swansea City||LD3|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Oct||Swansea City||1 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 26 Jan||Rochdale||2 - 0||Swansea City||LD3|
|2001/2002||Tue 09 Oct||Swansea City||0 - 1||Rochdale||LD3|
|1999/2000||Fri 22 Oct||Swansea City||1 - 0||Rochdale||LD3|
|1999/2000||Sat 25 Sep||Rochdale||0 - 0||Swansea City||LD3|
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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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
|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.