FootyMAD's Chesterfield match preview

Last updated : 20 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Rotherham United v Chesterfield fixture

Rotherham U. prepare to entertain Chesterfield at Don Valley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 17 of the 34 previous games, with The Millers winning just 9.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2008, The Millers 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:
2008/2009Sat 06 SepChesterfield1 - 0Rotherham U.LGE2
2007/2008Sat 15 MarRotherham U.2-1ChesterfieldLGE2
2007/2008Wed 05 DecChesterfield0 - 2Rotherham U.LGE2
2006/2007Sat 13 JanRotherham U.0 - 1ChesterfieldLGE1
2006/2007Sat 09 SepChesterfield2 - 1Rotherham U.LGE1
2005/2006Sat 25 FebRotherham U.0 - 4ChesterfieldLGE1
2005/2006Sat 13 AugChesterfield0 - 1Rotherham U.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Rotherham United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. These games have seen the Millers score just 6 goals, though they have conceded 3.

The Spireites have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Spireites, and 6 goals against.

Rotherham U. see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 40 points from their 34 games played so far, Chesterfield's 52 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rotherham U.63219411

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rotherham are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rotherham U.Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
ChesterfieldUndefeated in last 3 away games.
8 games since last defeat.