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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 12 Aug||Swindon Town||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1985/1986||Sat 08 Mar||Rochdale||1-2||Swindon Town||LGE2|
|1985/1986||Sat 05 Oct||Swindon Town||4 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1984/1985||Sat 23 Feb||Swindon Town||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1984/1985||Sat 03 Nov||Rochdale||0 - 1||Swindon Town||LGE2|
|1983/1984||Sat 04 Feb||Rochdale||3 - 3||Swindon Town||LGE2|
|1983/1984||Sat 01 Oct||Swindon Town||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
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.
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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
|Rochdale||4 games since last home draw.|
|Swindon Town||No win in the 2 most recent games.|