FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 30 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rochdale v Lincoln City fixture

Lincoln City face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 52 games played, The Red Imps have recorded 15 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 22 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2005, with Lincoln City inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Dale in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 21 OctLincoln City7 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 06 MayLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Dale have rattled up an impressive 15 goals, and conceded 3.

Lincoln City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The The Red Imps's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 49 points from their 38 games played so far, Lincoln City are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 67 points from 39 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form The Red Imps, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Lincoln City Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.