Grimsby Town face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 20 games played, Mighty Mariners have recorded 8 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 9 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2006, the Dale carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Two match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Fri 12 Oct||Grimsby Town||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Mon 01 Jan||Grimsby Town||0 - 4||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Tue 12 Sep||Rochdale||1 - 0||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 21 Mar||Rochdale||2 - 2||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 06 Dec||Grimsby Town||4 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Tue 01 Mar||Rochdale||2 - 0||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 04 Sep||Grimsby Town||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 9 conceded.
The Mighty Mariners 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 Mighty Mariners, and 10 goals against.
Rochdale's total of 65 points from their 39 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two. Grimsby Town's 55 points from 40 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Dale. Home win
|Rochdale||Won 3 successive home games.|
10 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 19 .
|Grimsby Town||6 games since last away draw.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.