FootyMAD's Chester City match preview

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Last updated : 28 January 2008
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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 Tuesday 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 March 2007, with Rochdale inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Blues 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:
2007/2008Sat 18 AugRochdale1 - 2Chester CityLGE2
2006/2007Fri 16 MarChester City0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Sat 14 OctRochdale0 - 0Chester CityLGE2
2005/2006Sat 19 NovRochdale2 - 2Chester CityLGE2
2005/2006Fri 07 OctChester City2 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 22 JanChester City0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Tue 28 DecRochdale2 - 2Chester CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Chester City's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The Blues's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

The away form of Rochdale however, is much more impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. Those games have seen the Dale pummel 14 goals, and let in 7.

Chester City's 36 points from 27 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Rochdale lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 44 from their 25 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Chester City60153111
Rochdale641111813

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rochdale are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Chester City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Chester City Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Rochdale 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

Rochdale Match Reports

Sky Bet League One Sat 13th January 15:00

Gillingham 2 - 1 Rochdale

Last game - Match Centre


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