Stats Magic: Rochdale v Accrington Stanley
Friday, 16th Apr 2021 16:00 by TVOS
TVOS brings us the stats ahead of our huge game at home to John Coleman's Accrington Stanley
* Saturday will be the 82nd league game between Dale and Accrington Stanley and the 41st at Spotland
* Dale have won 26 of the previous 40 home fixtures, losing eight times and drawing six
* Our best home win versus Stanley is 5-1, which was achieved in March 1947
* Our best overall victory over Accrington was a 5-0 success at Peel Park in December 1938
* After losing 2-0 at home to Stanley in November 1956, Dale weren’t beaten at Spotland by Accrington for another 53 years (OK, so we didn’t play each other between 1962 and 2006, but don’t tell anyone!)
* There hasn’t been a draw at Spotland between Dale and Accrington since 29th August 1955…
* In fact, there has only been one draw between the teams anywhere since then, that coming in August 2006 when Chris Dagnall scored for Dale in a 1-1 stalemate at the Crown Ground
* This all means there has been only one draw in the last 26 league games between Dale and Accrington
* There have been 138 goals in the 40 league fixtures between Dale and Accrington at Spotland, averaging 3.45 goals per game. Only matches versus Wrexham (3.57) have seen a higher average out of the teams we have faced at least 40 times at home.
* There have been 280 goals in the 81 league fixtures between Dale and Accrington at any venue, averaging 3.46 goals per game. This is the highest average against any team we have faced at least 80 times, beating Wrexham by 0.08 goals per match!
* Dale’s leading appearance-maker against Accrington is Billy Bertram, with 13 games in the 1920s-1930s
* In the current squad, Matt Done (6) has made most appearances for Dale versus Stanley
* Dale’s top scorer against Accrington, with eight goals, is Billy Bertram
Ian Henderson scored a brace either side of half-time to help Dale to a 2-1 win when Accrington were last at Spotland in October 2019.
Stanley quickly pulled a goal back through Joe Pritchard’s spectacular long-range effort, but Dale ran out victors.
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