FM Preview: Rochdale v Chesterfield 02 Feb 2013

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Chesterfield fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Chesterfield at Spotland on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in October 2011, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Tue 21 Aug Chesterfield 1 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2011/2012 Sat 21 Apr Chesterfield 2 - 1 Rochdale League One
2011/2012 Tue 25 Oct Rochdale 1-1 Chesterfield League One
2011/2012 Tue 09 Aug Rochdale 3 - 2 Chesterfield League Cup
2009/2010 Sat 03 Apr Chesterfield 2 - 0 Rochdale League Two
2009/2010 Sat 14 Nov Rochdale 2 - 3 Chesterfield League Two
2008/2009 Wed 25 Mar Chesterfield 3 - 0 Rochdale League Two

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Chesterfield's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Spireites have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the npower League Two, showing a record of 37 points from their 29 games played so far,

Chesterfield's 39 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 1 1 4 8 10 4
Chesterfield 6 2 1 3 8 5 7

For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Spotland for the Dale and the Madmen are unable to see past Chesterfield claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Chesterfield Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here