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Barnet will visit Crown Oil Arena on Saturday for the National League tie with hosts Rochdale.
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Rochdale head into this game following on from a 1-1 National League tied result versus Kidderminster Harriers.
The only scorer from Rochdale was Ethan Ebanks-Landell (75'). Joe Leesley (18') was the scorer for Kidderminster Harriers.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Rochdale haven’t conceded. The reality is that Rochdale have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals on the way.
A look at their previous results shows us that Rochdale:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Barnet in their last 2 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Barnet will go into the match following on from a 3-0 National League win in the defeat of Altrincham in their most recent outing.
For Barnet, the goals were scored by Danny Collinge (9'), Zak Brunt (67') and Nicke Kabamba (93').
Dean Brennan's Barnet have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 12 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those matches adds up to 6.
Coming into this clash, Barnet have not emerged victorious against Rochdale in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 16/08/2008 shows us that Rochdale have won 3 of them and Barnet 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
In all, 13 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from The Dale and 5 being from The Bees. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league meeting between the two was League Two match day 34 on 23/02/2013 which finished with the scoreline of Barnet 0-0 Rochdale.
The referee was Brendan Malone.
Team News: Rochdale
The Rochdale boss Jimmy McNulty has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Barnet
With a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Barnet manager Dean Brennan has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
We are of the inclination to think that Barnet and Rochdale are both capable of scoring here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. We’re therefore seeing a tight encounter with a score draw at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Crown Oil Arena (10,249)
Captain: Ethan Ebanks-Landell
Chairman: Simon Gauge
Manager: Jimmy McNulty
Competitions: National League position 10
⭐ Star Player: Kairo Mitchell
Regularly played in the Striker position, Kairo Mitchell was born in Leicester, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Notts County in the 2022 - 2023 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 2 league goals in this National League 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 8 appearances.