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History of the Rochdale v Swindon Town fixture

Rochdale play host to Swindon Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Half of the previous meetings have ended in defeat for Dale.

The last time the two teams met at Rochdale was amazingly over twenty years ago, in March 1986, with Swindon Town inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Dale in a Fourth Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 12 AugSwindon Town1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1985/1986Sat 08 MarRochdale1-2Swindon TownLGE2
1985/1986Sat 05 OctSwindon Town4 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1984/1985Sat 23 FebSwindon Town2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1984/1985Sat 03 NovRochdale0 - 1Swindon TownLGE2
1983/1984Sat 04 FebRochdale3 - 3Swindon TownLGE2
1983/1984Sat 01 OctSwindon Town2 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Dale, with 4 goals against.

The Robins have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Robins, and 5 goals against.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 30 matches. Swindon Town are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 60 points from their 31 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swindon Town63129610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale 4 games since last home draw.
Swindon Town No win in the 2 most recent games.