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History of the Rochdale v Chester City fixture

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:
2007/2008Tue 29 JanChester City0 - 4RochdaleLGE2
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.