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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 Friday evening, 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 less than a year ago, in January 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 22 JanChester City0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Tue 28 DecRochdale2 - 2Chester CityLGE2
2004/2005Tue 02 NovChester City1 - 0RochdaleASSM
1999/2000Sat 05 FebRochdale2 - 1Chester CityLGE2
1999/2000Mon 30 AugChester City0 - 2RochdaleLGE2
1998/1999Sat 17 AprRochdale3 - 1Chester CityLGE2
1998/1999Sat 21 NovChester City1 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Chester City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Blues, with 9 goals against.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Dale's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Chester City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 21 points from 12 games. Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 20 points from 12 games.

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

An indifferent set of results for Rochdale on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Dale. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Chester City 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Rochdale Not won in previous 3 away matches.