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History of the Rochdale v Chester City fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Chester City at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 44 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 November 2005, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 19 NovRochdale2-2Chester CityLGE2
2005/2006Fri 07 OctChester City2 - 3RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Dale have conceded a disappointing 6 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Chester City's away form is none too clever either, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Blues have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale's 16 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Chester City see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 16 points from their 13 games played so far,

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 in pretty poor form at home recently, and the FootyMad are looking no further than a solitary point from this game. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Chester City 5 games since last defeat.