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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 18 Aug||Rochdale||1 - 2||Chester City||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Fri 16 Mar||Chester City||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Oct||Rochdale||0 - 0||Chester City||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 19 Nov||Rochdale||2 - 2||Chester City||LGE2|
|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|
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.
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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
|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.