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Match Preview: Rochdale (A)

New Year's Day Fixture At Spotland

31 December 2017

Fixture | Rochdale vs Blackpool – Date | New Year's Day – Venue | Spotland

Blackpool will aim to kick-off 2018 on the right note tomorrow, as the team face Rochdale at Spotland. 

The Seasiders head into the fixture on 29 points for the campaign, with the home side currently on 22 points. 

Last Time Out: 

Viv Solomon-Otabor's late leveller salvaged a point for Blackpool after a spirited fight back to draw 2-2 with Plymouth Argyle. For the second consecutive match, though, The Seasiders gave the opposition a two-goal start, and manager Gary Bowyer will quickly want that eradicating in order for his side to progress back up the table.  

Rochdale, meanwhile, played Doncaster Rovers on Friday night but fell to a 2-0 defeat at the Keepmoat Stadium. First-half goals from Ben Whiteman and Alfie May proved the difference. 

Team News: 

Andy Taylor has joined Kyle Vassell and Mark Cullen on the sidelines after tweaking his hamstring against Plymouth. Ollie Turton could return though, with the manager contemplating changes with two games in quick succession. 

Rochdale have a couple of injury concerns to contend with themselves. Ex-Blackpool striker Steven Davies was forced off against Doncaster Rovers, while Joe Rafferty missed the game due to injury. 

Match Betting Odds: 

Rochdale Win - 11/10
Draw - 12/5
Blackpool Win - 5/2

Previous Clash: 

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Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth
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Fleetwood Town vs Bradford City
Northampton Town vs Wigan Athletic
Oxford United vs MK Dons
Peterborough United vs Doncaster Rovers
Plymouth Argyle vs Walsall
Rotherham United vs Blackburn Rovers
Scunthorpe United vs Bury
Shrewsbury Town vs Oldham Athletic

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