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History of the Chester City v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Chester City at The Saunders Honda Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Dale will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Blues carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a (Associate Members) match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 DecRochdale2 - 2Chester CityLGE2
2004/2005Tue 02 NovChester City1 - 0RochdaleAM
1999/2000Sat 05 FebRochdale2 - 1Chester CityLGE2
1999/2000Mon 30 AugChester City0 - 2RochdaleLGE2
1998/1999Sat 17 AprRochdale3 - 1Chester CityLGE2
1998/1999Sat 21 NovChester City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
1997/1998Sat 07 MarRochdale1 - 1Chester CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Chester City need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Blues have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

Rochdale's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Dale, and 5 goals against.

Chester City are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 30 from their 27 matches played. Rochdale's 37 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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

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

Rochdale are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Chester City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Chester City Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Rochdale Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.