We’re counting down to EFL Cup action taking place on Tuesday as Rochdale will be taking on Burton Albion.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Rochdale v Burton Albion, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
Rochdale will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-0 League Two defeat in their last game at the hands of Gillingham.
Scott Kashket (9') scored for Gillingham.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Rochdale have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Rochdale have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals along the way. Let’s see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Bristol Rovers in League One action, Burton Albion and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Antony Evans (4'), James Connolly (12') and Aaron Collins (40', 44') scored for Bristol Rovers.
It has become apparent that Burton Albion have suffered from a shortage of goals over their previous six encounters, contributing the poor return of only 3. In those fixtures, The Brewers have also seen the collective goal aggregate against them equal 7.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 30/01/2016, neither club has come out on top overall with Rochdale winning 3 of those games, Burton Albion 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 of them from The Dale and 11 for The Brewers. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league contest between the two was League One match day 32 on 27/02/2021 when the final score was Rochdale 0-2 Burton Albion.
The match was refereed by Marc Edwards.
Team News: Rochdale
The Rochdale manager Robbie Stockdale will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Burton Albion
Owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Burton Albion boss Jimmy Hasselbaink doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
Burton Albion and Rochdale may both find scoring difficult here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore predicting a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Crown Oil Arena (10,249)
Chairman: Simon Gauge
Manager: Robbie Stockdale
Competitions: League Two position 17, EFL Cup (First Round)