History of the Rochdale v Brentford fixture
Brentford pack their bags to visit Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Bees have taken the points 8 times and lost only 1.
The previous match played between the two at Spotland was within the last three years, in February 2009, with Brentford inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Dale in a League Two match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 28 Aug||Brentford||1 - 3||Rochdale||League One|
|2008/2009||Sat 21 Feb||Rochdale||1-2||Brentford||League Two|
|2008/2009||Sat 01 Nov||Brentford||1 - 2||Rochdale||League Two|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Mar||Brentford||0 - 2||Rochdale||League Two|
|2007/2008||Sat 20 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 1||Brentford||League Two|
|2005/2006||Sat 05 Nov||Rochdale||0 - 1||Brentford||F.A. Cup|
|1998/1999||Sat 23 Jan||Rochdale||2 - 0||Brentford||League Division Three|
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Recent respective form guides
Rochdale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.
The Bees have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Rochdale's total of 64 points from their 41 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower League One.
Brentford's 55 points from 41 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Brentford are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Spotland with a well-deserved point. No-score draw
|Rochdale||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Brentford||5 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
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