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History of the Chesterfield v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Chesterfield at Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 47 games played, Dale have recorded 9 wins, and Chesterfield have come away with 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2008, with Rochdale inflicting a narrow 3 - 4 defeat upon the Spireites in a League Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 20 SepRochdale2 - 1ChesterfieldLGE2
2007/2008Sat 01 MarRochdale0 - 1ChesterfieldLGE2
2007/2008Wed 16 JanChesterfield3 - 4RochdaleLGE2
2000/2001Sat 17 MarChesterfield1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2000/2001Tue 17 OctRochdale2 - 2ChesterfieldLGE2
1999/2000Tue 24 AugChesterfield2 - 1RochdaleLGEC
1999/2000Tue 10 AugRochdale1 - 2ChesterfieldLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Chesterfield losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Rochdale is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Dale have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chesterfield see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 28 points from their 23 games played so far, Rochdale's total of 38 points from their 23 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Rochdale on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Chesterfield. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Chesterfield Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Rochdale Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.