Rochdale vs Plymouth: Preview and Predictions

Rochdale vs Plymouth
England – League One
Date: Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Spotland Stadium (Rochdale).

Points are extremely important for Rochdale in the final weeks of the season as they sit 1 point behind safety. They looked on course to slide out of the drop zone having taken a lead against Bradford on the weekend. But a late goal conceded finished the game at 1-1 and pegged them back once again.

Meantime, Plymouth are coming on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Northampton which took them out of the play-off zone. They are 7th on the standings and only 3 points separate them from top 6 with a game more in hand.

However, Plymouth’s overall form look solid having won 9 of their last 13 matches, drew and lost 2 each.

Rochdale’s form do look good as well as they were beaten just once in the last 8, won 3 and drew 4.

Rochdale vs Plymouth: Head-to-head

  • The teams settled for a 1-1 draw when they met at Plymouth earlier this season. The teams share 2 wins each from the previous 4, all home wins.
  • Five of the last 7 h2h meetings between the sides saw under 2.5 goals.
  • Rochdale won the last two home games against Plymouth with clean-sheets.

Rochdale vs Plymouth: Predictions

This is expected to be a tight clash with both teams in desperate need of a win – Rochdale to escape relegation and Plymouth to move into the play-off zone.

The recent head-to-head show that Rochdale are a tough team to beat their own turf. Yet, they drew 8 of their last 12 league matches here.

On the other hand, Plymouth haven’t won in their last three away trips and lost the latest two. Moreover, they have rarely won at Rochdale in recent seasons and I see good value in backing a home win here.

Rochdale vs Plymouth: Bet Tips

FT – Rochdale to win @ 1.95

Under 2.5 goals @ 1.78.