History of the Rochdale v Gillingham fixture
Gillingham pack their bags to visit Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gills will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 3 of the 18 games.
The previous match played between the two at Spotland was more than three years back, in May 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 4) match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sat 29 Sep||Gillingham||1 - 2||Rochdale||League Two|
|2008/2009||Sun 10 May||Gillingham||2 - 1||Rochdale||Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 4)|
|2008/2009||Thu 07 May||Rochdale||0-0||Gillingham||Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 4)|
|2008/2009||Sat 02 May||Rochdale||0 - 1||Gillingham||League Two|
|2008/2009||Tue 25 Nov||Gillingham||1 - 1||Rochdale||League Two|
|1995/1996||Sat 30 Mar||Rochdale||2 - 0||Gillingham||League Division Three|
|1995/1996||Sat 07 Oct||Gillingham||1 - 0||Rochdale||League Division Three|
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Recent respective form guides
Rochdale's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The away form of Gillingham however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Gills's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.
Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 36 points from their 28 games played so far,
Gillingham are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 51 points from their 26 games.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Gills have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Spotland with an easy victory. Away win
|Rochdale||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Gillingham||3 successive away victories.
5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.
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