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History of the Chester City v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Chester City at The Deva 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 just last season, in January 2008, where Rochdale annihilated the Dale 0 - 4 in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Tue 21 OctRochdale6 - 1Chester CityLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Chester City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Dale have hit 9 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chester City are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 25 from their 28 matches played. Rochdale's total of 45 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Although Rochdale have been far from successful in recent away games, I can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Chester City. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Chester City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Rochdale 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.