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The National League fixture at Crown Oil Arena on Saturday sees home side Rochdale take on Aldershot Town.
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Rochdale will be wanting a better result here after a 3-2 National League loss in their previous game against Wealdstone.
For Rochdale, the goalscorers were Kairo Mitchell (10') and Ryan East (52'). Jack Cook (45', 95') and Sean Adarkwa (56') scored for Wealdstone.
It has not been often in recent times where Rochdale have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Rochdale have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 15 goals during that time.
A look at their previous results shows us that Rochdale:
- have not won against Aldershot Town in their previous 3 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 matches in the league. Fans are getting restless.
Aldershot Town will come into the game after a 1-0 National League win in the defeat of Kidderminster Harriers in their previous fixture.
The only scorer from Aldershot Town was Josh Stokes (23').
Over the course of their previous six clashes, Aldershot Town have amassed a tally of 10 goals. Aldershot Town have also scored in every single one of those games. In that time, their defenders have had 7 goals go against them. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this game, however.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 31/01/2009, there has been little between the sides with Rochdale winning 2 of those games, Aldershot Town 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A combined total of 20 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for The Dale and 10 coming from The Shots. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league encounter featuring the two was League Two match day 41 on 29/03/2013 when it ended Rochdale 1-1 Aldershot Town.
The referee was Nigel Miller.
Team News: Rochdale
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Rochdale gaffer Jimmy McNulty to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Devante Rodney (Virus) will miss out.
Team News: Aldershot Town
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there’s just the one fitness worry for the Aldershot Town gaffer Tommy Widdrington to be concerned about. Christian Maghoma (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be in action.
We feel that in this game, Aldershot Town are capable enough to find the back of the net against this Rochdale side, but that is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Rochdale at the end of the match. It should be a decent one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Crown Oil Arena (10,249)
Captain: Ethan Ebanks-Landell
Chairman: Simon Gauge
Manager: Jimmy McNulty
Competitions: National League position 9
🔑 Key Man: Ian Henderson
Typically used in the Striker position, Ian Henderson was born in Thetford, England. Having played his first senior match for Norwich City in the 2002 - 2003 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 6 league goals in this National League 2023 - 2024 season to date in 17 appearances.