FootyMAD's Cheltenham Town match preview

History of the Rochdale v Cheltenham Town fixture

Rochdale are ready to welcome Cheltenham Town to Spotland on Saturday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. Each of the previous meetings has been drawn by the Dale.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was within the last three years, in October 2001, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Division Three match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 18 OctCheltenham T.0 - 2RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Sat 23 MarCheltenham T.1 - 1RochdaleLD3
2001/2002Tue 23 OctRochdale2-2Cheltenham T.LD3
2000/2001Fri 23 MarRochdale1 - 1Cheltenham T.LD3
2000/2001Sat 21 OctCheltenham T.0 - 2RochdaleLD3
1999/2000Sat 04 DecRochdale0 - 0Cheltenham T.LD3
1999/2000Sat 07 AugCheltenham T.0 - 2RochdaleLD3

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Cheltenham T. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 31 matches. Cheltenham T. see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division Three, showing a record of 39 points from their 31 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rochdale6123675
Cheltenham T.63214311

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your number one FootyMad panel have studied this game long and hard, and cannot separate the two. A draw for the Dale. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Cheltenham T. Undefeated in last 4 away games.
5 games since last defeat.