FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

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History of the Rochdale v Notts. County fixture

Notts. County face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 12 games played, Magpies have recorded 6 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 1 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Mon 03 JanNotts. County0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.

Notts. County have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Magpies have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 23 points from 13 games. Notts. County's 18 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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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 Magpies have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Notts. CountyNot won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.