FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 05 May 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Lincoln City v Rochdale fixture

Lincoln City prepare to entertain Rochdale at Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 50 games played, The Red Imps have recorded 23 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Sincil Bank Stadium was just last season, in October 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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:
2005/2006Sat 29 OctRochdale1 - 2Lincoln CityLGE2
2004/2005Sat 12 FebRochdale3 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2004/2005Tue 19 OctLincoln City1-1RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 03 AprRochdale0 - 3Lincoln CityLGE2
2003/2004Sat 27 SepLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Tue 21 JanRochdale0 - 1Lincoln CityLGE2
2002/2003Tue 13 AugLincoln City2 - 0RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Lincoln City haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Red Imps in those games, with 6 conceded.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Lincoln City's total of 65 points from their 45 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League Two. Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League Two, showing a record of 55 points from their 45 games played so 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 ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that The Red Imps's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Rochdale. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Lincoln City Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Rochdale Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.