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History of the Rochdale v Chesterfield fixture

Chesterfield face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2008, the Dale carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory 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:
2008/2009Wed 25 MarChesterfield3 - 0RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.

Chesterfield have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Spireites's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Rochdale are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 29 points from their 15 games. Chesterfield's total of 26 points from their 15 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 ...

Chesterfield are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Spotland with a well-deserved point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Chesterfield 7 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.