FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 26 March 2010 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 22 games played, Mighty Mariners have recorded 8 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2009, with Rochdale running out comfortable 2 - 0 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:
2009/2010Sat 17 OctGrimsby Town0 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Sat 28 FebRochdale2 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2008/2009Sat 09 AugGrimsby Town0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sat 05 AprRochdale3 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2
2007/2008Fri 12 OctGrimsby Town1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Mon 01 JanGrimsby Town0 - 4RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Tue 12 SepRochdale1 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Grimsby Town is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Mighty Mariners have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 36 games giving them a return of 75 points. Grimsby Town are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League Two with a return of just 31 points from their 37 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Grimsby Town Not won in previous 13 away matches.