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History of the Walsall v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale travel to take on Walsall at Bescot Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 24 games played, Dale have recorded 8 wins, and Walsall have come away with 12 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Walsall was more than a decade ago, in April 1995, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 05 AugRochdale0 - 1WalsallLGE2
1994/1995Sat 15 AprWalsall0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1994/1995Tue 27 DecRochdale0 - 2WalsallLGE2
1994/1995Sat 12 NovWalsall3 - 0RochdaleFAC
1993/1994Sat 15 JanWalsall1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1993/1994Sat 16 OctRochdale0 - 0WalsallLGE2
1992/1993Sat 01 MayWalsall3 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Walsall 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, 8 to 6.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Walsall are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 30 games giving them a return of 63 points. Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 29 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Walsall632110511
Rochdale632116411

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Saddlers, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Walsall Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Rochdale No sequences of note