FootyMAD's Rochdale 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, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 44 games played, Stags have recorded 8 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 22 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2005, with Rochdale running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2003/2004Fri 26 DecMansfield Town1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 02 FebMansfield Town3 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Dale have scored 5, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

Mansfield Town's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Stags have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 18 matches. Mansfield Town find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 21 points from their 18 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town640210512

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Stags out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Rochdale. Away win

Sequence statistics:
RochdaleFailed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
Mansfield TownLast drawn game 7 outings ago.