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History of the Chesterfield v Rochdale fixture

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:
2000/2001Sat 17 MarChesterfield1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2000/2001Tue 17 OctRochdale2 - 2ChesterfieldLGE2
1999/2000Tue 24 AugChesterfield2 - 1RochdaleLGEC
1999/2000Tue 10 AugRochdale1 - 2ChesterfieldLGEC
1995/1996Tue 28 NovChesterfield2 - 1RochdaleASSM
1994/1995Sat 10 DecChesterfield2 - 2RochdaleLGE2
1994/1995Sat 20 AugRochdale4 - 1ChesterfieldLGE2

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.