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History of the Cheltenham Town v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road on Saturday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Victory has been gained on 3 of the 4 previous occassions for Dale.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2003, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 16 OctRochdale1 - 2Cheltenham T.LGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Cheltenham Town have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Dale's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Cheltenham T.'s 41 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 42 from their 29 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cheltenham T.62221188
Rochdale6141677

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Rochdale on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Cheltenham T.. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Cheltenham T. 4 games since last home draw.
Rochdale Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.