Rochdale play host to Charlton Athletic at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 2 of the 4 previous games, with the Dale winning just 1.
The last time the two teams met at Rochdale was way back in the black-and-white days of March 1974, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Third Division match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 08 Jan||Charlton Ath.||4 - 1||Rochdale||FAC|
|1973/1974||Sat 16 Mar||Rochdale||1-1||Charlton Ath.||LGE1|
|1973/1974||Sat 20 Oct||Charlton Ath.||3 - 0||Rochdale||LGE1|
|1972/1973||Sat 06 Jan||Charlton Ath.||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE1|
|1972/1973||Sat 26 Aug||Rochdale||0 - 2||Charlton Ath.||LGE1|
|1961/1962||Tue 14 Nov||Rochdale||1 - 0||Charlton Ath.||LGEC|
|1954/1955||Sat 08 Jan||Rochdale||1 - 3||Charlton Ath.||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Charlton Ath. have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The Addicks's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Rochdale's 36 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Charlton Ath. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Npower League One, picking up 38 from their 24 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rochdale are not exactly setting the world alight at Spotland at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Charlton Ath. in this game. Home Win
|Rochdale||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
|Charlton Ath.||Not won in previous 5 away matches.|