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 21 games played, Mighty Mariners have recorded 8 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 10 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2008, with Rochdale running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners 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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 09 Aug||Grimsby Town||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sat 05 Apr||Rochdale||3 - 1||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 7 conceded.
Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Mighty Mariners have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 55 points from 32 games. Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 32 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Mighty Mariners are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Rochdale. Home win
|Rochdale||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
|Grimsby Town||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.