Rochdale travel to take on Chesterfield at Recreation Ground on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 46 games played, Dale have recorded 8 wins, and Chesterfield have come away with 23 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Chesterfield was back in March 2001, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division Three match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2000/2001||Sat 17 Mar||Chesterfield||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2000/2001||Tue 17 Oct||Rochdale||2 - 2||Chesterfield||LGE2|
|1999/2000||Tue 24 Aug||Chesterfield||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGEC|
|1999/2000||Tue 10 Aug||Rochdale||1 - 2||Chesterfield||LGEC|
|1995/1996||Tue 28 Nov||Chesterfield||2 - 1||Rochdale||ASSM|
|1994/1995||Sat 10 Dec||Chesterfield||2 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|1994/1995||Sat 20 Aug||Rochdale||4 - 1||Chesterfield||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Chesterfield have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Spireites's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The away form of Rochdale however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Dale, and 5 goals against.
Chesterfield are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 43 points from 25 games. Rochdale's 38 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rochdale are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw
|Chesterfield||4 games since last home draw.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Rochdale||Undefeated in last 5 away games.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.