FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 04 April 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rochdale v Grimsby Town fixture

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:
2007/2008Fri 12 OctGrimsby Town1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Mon 01 JanGrimsby Town0 - 4RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Tue 12 SepRochdale1 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 21 MarRochdale2 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 06 DecGrimsby Town4 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Tue 01 MarRochdale2 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 04 SepGrimsby Town0 - 1RochdaleLGE2

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.