Match Preview: Rochdale (A)

The Wanderers make the short trip tomorrow to play Brian Barry-Murphy’s Rochdale in a Sky Bet League One clash at the Crown Oil Arena.

Rochdale are currently sitting in 18th place in the table, on 25 points.

Dale come into the North-West derby after earning a FA cup replay against Premier League opposition in Newcastle United.

Their last previous league game was a 2-1 win away at Accrington Stanley.

Team News

In his pre-match press conference with, Wanderers manager Keith Hill said that there are ‘too many’ injured players, but confirmed there are no fresh injury concerns for tomorrows clash at the Crown Oil Arena. 

Toto Nsiala could come in for his debut after signing for the club on loan from Ipswich Town until the end of the season.

Head to Head

The Whites have played Rochdale 19 times in total, with the first-ever meeting between the sides resulting in a Wanderers 6-3 win in the League Cup on 13 August 1969.

Bolton have also edged the fixture since, taking nine wins from the 19 games, drawing six and losing four against Rochdale.

Earlier in the season, Rochdale ran out 3-1 winners in the League One clash at the University of Bolton stadium back in October 2019.

Match Coverage

As usual, match updates will be provided by the club’s official twitter account (@OfficialBWFC). We will keep you up to date with the action to ensure you don’t miss a kick – delivering a match report shortly after the final whistle with post-match reaction from manager, Keith Hill.

Live commentary will also be available by the iFollow BWFC channel (subscribe via the website), with the BBC Radio Manchester team providing the coverage.

Betting Odds

Wanderers come into the game as second favourites at the time of writing according to Sky Bet, and are being priced to win at 11/4

Rochdale are currently favourites at 10/11 on to win, with a draw being priced at 12/5.

Man in the Middle

Saturday’s 3pm kick-off will be officiated by James Adcock, with linesmen Robert Adkin and David Hunt and Fourth Official Joe Simpson completing the referee line-up.

Adcock has officiated 13 matches this season, with the most recent being in a 2-1 home victory for Rotherham against Blackpool.

So far this campaign he has handed out 40 yellow cards and four red cards.

Currently in his tenth season as a referee, Adcock has refereed the Whites six times, with the Wanderers registering one win one draw and four defeats with Adcock as the referee.

Key man for the Dale – Callum Camps

One of Rochdale’s most consistent players this season has been 24-year-old Callum Camps.

The number 10 has registered eight goals and seven assists in all competitions so far this season, and scored twice against the Wanderers in the last outing.

Camps has represented Northern Ireland at Under-21 level and has come through the ranks at Rochdale through their youth academy.


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