Northampton Town vs. Rochdale Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 17 2022, 16:00 CET
One very interesting game will be played at PTS Academy Stadium in Northampton between Northampton and Rochdale in English League Two.
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Northampton Town Team News
Last season Northampton finished in 4th place in the last round and lose 3rd place which leads to the automatic promotion to League One. They must participate in the playoffs where they were defeated in the semifinal against Mansfield.
This season Northampton can aim for at least the same goal and that is to be in the playoffs but everyone in the club is hoping that the club can go a step further and finish in the top 3. They have a solid start to the new season with five wins and 17 points from the opening eight games. Right now they are 5th on the table with five points from the current leader Leyton Orient.
Northampton has won two consecutive games and is in a good form come into this game against Rochdale. Last season Northampton had problems with scoring goals because they were one of the worst teams in League Two in terms of scored goals from open play and their attack wasn’t in the top 10 in the league. Now, things are different. Northampton scored 16 goals and have the best attack in League Two. Sam Hoskins scored eight goals and contributed to nine goals this season. Northampton failed to score in only one game this season.
Rochdale Team News
Right now, Rochdale is the worst team in the league. Before the season started they lose a lot of key players during the summer and from the beginning, it was very clear that this season Rochdale will be in the relegation fight.
They started the season without a win after eight games and with only two points won. They are in the last place in League two and they already sacked the manager.
Things are very bad at Rochdale and the new manager Jim Bentley will have a very difficult job to do if he wants to keep them in the league.
Rochdale has the second-worst attack in the league with five goals scored and the second-worst defensive record with 13 goals conceded. They are the only team in the league that failed to keep a single clean sheet yet and they failed to score in 5 from 8 games.
These statistic parameters are terrible and show us how bad Rochdale is this season.
Rochdale won both games last season with 1-0 and 1-3 and doesn’t have a defeat against Northampton in the previous 12 games in all competitions. Northampton’s last victory came in 2013. Six of the last 10 games ended with under 2.5 goals.
Team News and Injuries
Northampton Town: Shaun McWilliams is questionable. Danny Hylton, Aki Odimayo, and Aaron McGowan are out.
Rochdale: Luke Charman is out.
Northampton Town vs. Rochdale Prediction
Northampton is a very big favourite here and they have a good opportunity to add another three points and keep a step with Leyton Orient. Rochdale is one of the worst teams in this league and they will have huge problems during the season.
The tradition showed us that Rochdale knows how to play against Northampton but this season the situation is much different to the previous.
Prediction: Northampton to win