Rochdale prepare to entertain Chester City at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 43 games played, Dale have recorded 20 wins, and Chester City have come away with 12 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in December 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Fri 07 Oct||Chester City||2 - 3||Rochdale||LGE2|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 6 conceded.
Chester City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Blues have hit 8 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 29 points from 17 games. Chester City's total of 26 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola League Two.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Dale's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Chester City. Home Win
|Rochdale||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
|Chester City||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.