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:|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Dec||Rochdale||2 - 2||Chester City||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Tue 02 Nov||Chester City||1 - 0||Rochdale||AM|
|1999/2000||Sat 05 Feb||Rochdale||2 - 1||Chester City||LGE2|
|1999/2000||Mon 30 Aug||Chester City||0 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1998/1999||Sat 17 Apr||Rochdale||3 - 1||Chester City||LGE2|
|1998/1999||Sat 21 Nov||Chester City||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1997/1998||Sat 07 Mar||Rochdale||1 - 1||Chester City||LGE2|
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.
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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
|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.