FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 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 54 games played, The Red Imps have recorded 16 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 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:
2008/2009Fri 10 OctLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sat 09 FebLincoln City2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sat 05 JanRochdale0 - 2Lincoln CityLGE2
2006/2007Sat 31 MarRochdale2 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2006/2007Sat 21 OctLincoln City7 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 06 MayLincoln City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 29 OctRochdale1 - 2Lincoln CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 6 conceded.

In complete contrast to Rochdale, Lincoln City are having a torrid time on their travels, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Red Imps have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 38 points from their 23 games so far. Lincoln City's 31 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th 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 ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Dale, as the The Red Imps have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Lincoln City 6 games since last away draw.
No win in the 3 most recent games.