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Match Previews

Preview: Dale v Oxford United

15 December 2017

Match Previews

Preview: Dale v Oxford United

15 December 2017

Dale v Oxford United: Sky Bet League One, Saturday 16th December, 3pm Kick-Off

Dale return to the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday, as Oxford United visit in Sky Bet League One.

Keith Hill’s side are unbeaten in six home matches, and have lost just twice on home turf all season.

Oxford are just two places off the playoff spots, with a 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers last weekend moving Pep Clotet’s side to within five points of sixth place.



Keith Hill has said he and his players win together and lose together ahead of tomorrow’s game.

Click HERE to read the Gaffer’s pre-match thoughts.



Supporters can pay on the day on Saturday.

The Main Stand is an ALL TICKET RESERVED SEATING stand. Therefore, there will be no cash turnstiles in operation for the Main Stand. Tickets can be bought from the RAFC Ticket Office before going to the turnstiles.

Supporters can pay cash at the turnstiles in all other areas of the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday.

Click HERE for matchday admission prices.



Referee: Carl Boyeson

Assistants Referees: Alf Greenwood & Nigel Smith

Fourth Official: Helen Byrne



There is a FREE Christmas Workshop in the Carlsberg Lounge before the game! Children can make their own Christmas cards and gliders. The event starts at 2pm.

Click HERE for full details.

The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, open at midday on Saturday, with visiting supporters also welcome.



Coming to the Crown Oil Arena for the first time? View our first-time visitor guide HERE.



Dale were 3-0 winners over the U’s on Saturday 1st March 2014, thanks to a Scott Hogan hat-trick.

Click HERE for a full flashback of the victory.



Kgosi Ntlhe is the cover star of Saturday’s The Voice Of Spotland.

He discusses his time at the Club so far and answers the ‘Decades Apart’ questions, whilst there is a pull-out poster of the full-back inside!

TVOS will be on sale in the Club Shop around the ground for the price of £3.

Click HERE for the full preview.



Dale are 21/20 to record victory over Oxford on Saturday.

Click HERE for full match odds.



Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 2.55pm.

The match is also available to watch live for supporters overseas.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary/ watch live via your desktop, go through our match centre. The match centre will be located on the home page of the main website ( Once you’ve clicked through, a link will appear on the left-hand side of the page for you to access the commentary. This will appear on the site around half an hour before kick-off.

We will be tweeting live updates from the match, and will go behind-the-scenes with our Instagram Story feature. Follow @officiallydale (Twitter and Instagram).

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