FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

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Last updated : 02 January 2005
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History of the Notts. County v Rochdale fixture

Notts. County play host to Rochdale at Meadow Lane on Monday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Magpies have a healthy record in the fixture, winning 6 from 11 meetings.

The last time the two teams met at Notts. County was back in August 1997, over five years ago, the Magpies carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 25 SepRochdale0 - 3Notts. CountyLGE2
1997/1998Sat 10 JanRochdale1 - 2Notts. CountyLGE2
1997/1998Sat 09 AugNotts. County2-1RochdaleLGE2
1996/1997Sat 07 DecNotts. County3 - 1RochdaleFAC
1972/1973Sat 10 FebRochdale4 - 1Notts. CountyLGE1
1972/1973Sat 16 SepNotts. County2 - 2RochdaleLGE1
1971/1972Sat 16 OctRochdale1 - 1Notts. CountyLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Notts. County have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Magpies, with 3 goals against.

Rochdale's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Dale, and 4 goals against.

Notts. County are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 27 from their 24 matches played. Rochdale's 35 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Notts. County6213687
Rochdale632110411

FootyMad's prediction ...

Notts. County are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Rochdale will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Notts. County7 games since last home draw.
Rochdale8 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.