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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Sep||Rochdale||2 - 1||Chesterfield||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||Rochdale||0 - 1||Chesterfield||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Wed 16 Jan||Chesterfield||3 - 4||Rochdale||LGE2|
|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|
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.
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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
|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.