Rochdale face a trip to Chesterfield at Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 48 games played, Dale have recorded 9 wins, and Chesterfield have come away with 24 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2009, with Chesterfield running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a League Two match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 14 Nov||Rochdale||2 - 3||Chesterfield||LGE2|
|2008/2009||Wed 25 Mar||Chesterfield||3 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Sep||Rochdale||2 - 1||Chesterfield||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||Rochdale||0 - 1||Chesterfield||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Wed 16 Jan||Chesterfield||3 - 4||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2000/2001||Sat 17 Mar||Chesterfield||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2000/2001||Tue 17 Oct||Rochdale||2 - 2||Chesterfield||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Chesterfield's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Spireites have scored 4, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Rochdale however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Dale, and 6 goals against.
Chesterfield are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 61 points from 38 games. Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 37 games giving them a return of 78 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rochdale are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Chesterfield. Away win
|Chesterfield||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Rochdale||3 successive away victories.|
6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.