FootyMAD's Cheltenham Town match preview

History of the Rochdale v Cheltenham Town fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Cheltenham Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, 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 most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in February 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 21 FebRochdale0-0Cheltenham T.LGE2
2003/2004Sat 18 OctCheltenham T.0 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 23 MarCheltenham T.1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Tue 23 OctRochdale2 - 2Cheltenham T.LGE2
2000/2001Fri 23 MarRochdale1 - 1Cheltenham T.LGE2
2000/2001Sat 21 OctCheltenham T.0 - 2RochdaleLGE2
1999/2000Sat 04 DecRochdale0 - 0Cheltenham T.LGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Dale have scored 9, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Cheltenham T. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Robins have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 14 points from their 12 matches. Cheltenham T. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 12 points from 12 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cheltenham T.6141857

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 Cheltenham T. in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale 4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Cheltenham T. Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.