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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, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the Dale have beating their opponents 3 times from 5 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2005, with Cheltenham T. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 13 AugRochdale1 - 1Cheltenham T.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 05 FebCheltenham T.2 - 0RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Cheltenham Town have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Robins's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Dale have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cheltenham T.'s total of 50 points from their 33 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League Two. Rochdale see themselves just below half way in the Coca Cola League Two, showing a record of 39 points from their 31 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cheltenham T.6213567

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Robins, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Cheltenham T. 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Rochdale Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.