FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

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History of the Rochdale v Mansfield Town fixture

Mansfield Town face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Stags will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 23 and win only 8 of the 45 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2006, with Rochdale running out comfortable 2 - 0 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:
2006/2007Sat 14 AprMansfield Town1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Sat 25 NovRochdale2 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2
2005/2006Sat 21 JanMansfield Town1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 17 SepRochdale2 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 15 JanRochdale1 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 18 SepMansfield Town1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 07 FebRochdale3 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Dale have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Mansfield Town is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Stags have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 14 matches. Mansfield Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 12 points from 15 matches.

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

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Mansfield Town Not won in previous 14 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.