FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rochdale v Bradford City fixture

Bradford City pack their bags to visit Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon,

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was within the last three years, in August 2005, where Bradford City annihilated the Bantams 0 - 5 in a League Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 23 AugRochdale0 - 5Bradford CityLGEC
1982/1983Wed 27 OctBradford City4 - 0RochdaleLGEC
1982/1983Tue 05 OctRochdale0 - 1Bradford CityLGEC
1981/1982Sat 01 MayRochdale1 - 1Bradford CityLGE2
1981/1982Wed 30 SepBradford City2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
1980/1981Sun 08 MarBradford City2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1980/1981Sat 20 SepRochdale0 - 2Bradford CityLGE2

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, 6 to 5.

Bradford City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Bantams, and 8 goals against.

Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 41 points from their 24 games so far. Bradford City find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 24 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bradford City631210710

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Dale. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Bradford City Last drawn game 6 outings ago.