Rochdale prepare to entertain Chester City at Spotland on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 48 games played, Dale have recorded 21 wins, and Chester City have come away with 14 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in August 2007, with Chester City inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Dale in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Tue 29 Jan||Chester City||0 - 4||Rochdale||LGE2|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
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 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Rochdale's 14 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Chester City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 10 points from their 11 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rochdale are not exactly setting the world alight at Spotland at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Chester City in this game. Home Win
|Rochdale||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Chester City||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.