FM Preview: Chesterfield v Rochdale 03 Apr 2010

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History of the Chesterfield v Rochdale fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 14 NovRochdale2 - 3ChesterfieldLGE2
2008/2009Wed 25 MarChesterfield3 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Sat 20 SepRochdale2 - 1ChesterfieldLGE2
2007/2008Sat 01 MarRochdale0 - 1ChesterfieldLGE2
2007/2008Wed 16 JanChesterfield3 - 4RochdaleLGE2
2000/2001Sat 17 MarChesterfield1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2000/2001Tue 17 OctRochdale2 - 2ChesterfieldLGE2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.