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History of the Chesterfield v Darlington fixture

Chesterfield prepare to entertain Darlington at Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Spireites are clearly on top, having won 21 and lost only 6 of the 39 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Recreation Ground was less than a year ago, in April 2009, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 11 AprChesterfield0-0DarlingtonLGE2
2008/2009Sun 28 DecDarlington0 - 0ChesterfieldLGE2
2007/2008Sat 19 AprChesterfield1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2007/2008Sat 27 OctDarlington0 - 0ChesterfieldLGE2
2000/2001Sat 20 JanDarlington0 - 3ChesterfieldLGE2
2000/2001Tue 26 DecChesterfield2 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
1998/1999Tue 12 JanDarlington0 - 2ChesterfieldASSM

Recent respective form guides

Chesterfield have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 11.

The away form of Darlington is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Quakers have hit 4 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Chesterfield are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 29 points from 16 games. Darlington find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 16 games have yielded only 8 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Though Chesterfield are not exactly setting the world alight at Recreation Ground in recent games, I can confidently predict that they will easily sweep aside the opposition put before them. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Chesterfield Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Darlington Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.