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Rochdale 3 v 3 Crewe Alexandra
SkyBet League One
Saturday, 9th January 2021 Kick-off 15:00
Stats Magic: Rochdale v Crewe Alexandra
Stats Magic: Rochdale v Crewe Alexandra
Friday, 8th Jan 2021 12:00 by TVOS

Hopefully, we might have a game this weekend so TVOS gives us his stats for the games against Crewe.


* Saturday will be the 119th league game between Dale and Crewe Alexandra and the 60th at Spotland

* This makes Crewe our most frequent opponents amongst the current Premier League and EFL clubs

* Dale have won 38 of the previous 59 home fixtures, losing 11 times and drawing 10

* Our last home win over Crewe came in March 2015 when two Ian Henderson penalties and a brace from Joe Bunney helped Dale to a fine 4-0 midweek victory

* Dale have been beaten only once in their last ten home league games versus The Railwaymen

* Dale’s best win versus Crewe is 6-1, which they achieved at Gresty Road in September 1956

* Our best home victory against Alex is 5-0 in December 1924 and April 1939

* Dale (36) have kept twice as many clean sheets as Crewe (18) in the teams’ 118 league encounters.

* The most common result in games between Dale and The Railwaymen is 1-0. Dale have 15 wins by that scoreline, while Crewe have nine.

* Crewe are one of eight clubs that Dale have faced home and away in league football and all three cup competitions. The other seven clubs are Bradford City, bury, Carlisle United, Doncaster Rovers, Scunthorpe United, Stockport County and Tranmere Rovers.

* Dale’s leading appearance-maker against Crewe is Ray Aspden, with 13 games in the 1950s-1960s

* Dale’s top scorer against Alex, with five goals, is 1950s inside-forward Jack Haines


Dale blew a two-goal lead and had to settle for a 2-2 draw when Crewe were last at Spotland in February 2016.

Rhys Bennett and Joe Bunney gave Dale their flying start with goals inside the first six minutes, but Alex fought back to draw level before half-an-hour had been played.

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