FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 05 March 2010 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 55 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 2009, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw 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 12 DecLincoln City1 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Sat 17 JanRochdale2 - 2Lincoln CityLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Dale, with 5 goals against.

In complete contrast to Rochdale, Lincoln City are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the The Red Imps have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 33 games giving them a return of 68 points. Lincoln City are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 34 from their 33 matches played.

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

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

The Red Imps 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 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Lincoln City Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.