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History of the Cheltenham Town v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale pack their bags to visit Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 3 of the 6 previous games, with the hosts winning just 1.

The previous match played between the two at Whaddon Road was more than three years back, in February 2006, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 18 AugRochdale0 - 1Cheltenham T.LGE2
2005/2006Sat 25 FebCheltenham T.1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Cheltenham Town's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Robins's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 14 goals for the Dale, and 7 goals against.

Cheltenham T. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 25 matches. Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 25 games giving them a return of 52 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Dale have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Whaddon Road with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Cheltenham T. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rochdale Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
10 games since last defeat.