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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 22 Jan||Chester City||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Dec||Rochdale||2 - 2||Chester City||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Tue 02 Nov||Chester City||1 - 0||Rochdale||ASSM|
|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|
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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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
|Chester City||5 games since last home draw.|
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
|Rochdale||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|