Northampton Town visit Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday for the League One showdown with home team Rochdale.
All Rochdale v Northampton Town match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Rochdale won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 0-1 League One loss in their previous game against AFC Wimbledon.
Ethan Chislett (90') was the scorer for AFC Wimbledon.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Rochdale haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that The Dale have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals in the process.
Coming into this meeting, Rochdale haven't lost in the league to Northampton Town in their last 6 games.
Northampton Town head into the game following on from a 1-3 League One win with the eclipse of Burton Albion in their last match.
For Northampton Town, the goals were scored by Harry Smith (2', 67') and Chris Lines (81'). Lucas Akins (90') scored for Burton Albion.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Keith Curle's Northampton Town have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 6 times, giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Pre-game facts show that Northampton Town:
- have not registered a win against Rochdale when they've played them away from home in the last 8 league matches. Not an away record to be proud of.
- haven't been defeated by Rochdale when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results stretching back to 22/10/2013 reveals that these encounters have not been kind to Northampton Town. They have not been able to get any victories at all while Rochdale have just been stronger than them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 13 of them from The Dale and 7 being from The Cobblers. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league contest between the two was League One match day 31 on 03/02/2018 when it finished Northampton Town 0-1 Rochdale.
The referee was John Busby.
Team News: Rochdale
Rochdale boss Brian Barry-Murphy doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Northampton Town
Due to a completely healthy squad available to select from, Northampton Town boss Keith Curle does not have any fitness worries to report before this game.
It seems to us that Northampton Town and Rochdale won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 0-0 draw at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Crown Oil Arena (10,249)
Chairman: Andrew Kilpatrick
Manager: Brian Barry-Murphy
Competitions: League One position 17, EFL Trophy (Group B - North)
🔑 Star Player: Alex Newby
Mostly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Alex Newby was born in England. Having played his first senior match for Barrow in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in this League One 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 11 appearances.