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Preview | Burton Albion (A)

3 August 2018

Burton Albion v Rochdale | Pirelli Stadium, Sky Bet League One, Saturday 3rd August 2018, 3pm Kick-Off

It’s here! The opening day of the Sky Bet League One season is upon us, and sees Dale travel to Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium.

After survival on the final day of last season and a summer of signings and contract extensions, Keith Hill’s men went through pre-season with a 100% win record, having won six from six.

Burton Albion’s two-year stay in the Championship ended on the final day of last season, when Dale’s Aaron Wilbraham, then of Bolton Wanderers, scored the crucial goal which kept his side up, and sent Nigel Clough’s side back to League One.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Keith Hill’s pre-match interview is available to watch in two parts on iFollow – click HERE to watch.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

Supporters who didn’t purchase in advance from the RAFC Ticket Office can still pay on the day at Burton.

Click HERE for admission prices.

 

PIRELLI STADIUM

For a complete guide to the Pirelli Stadium, visit Burton’s website by clicking HERE.

 

REF WATCH

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Assistant Referees: Nik Barnard & Ravel Cheosiaua

Fourth Official: Wade Smith

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Burton

Draws

Dale

6

2

2

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 5/2 for a Dale win on Saturday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Fans in the UK can listen to match audio commentary on iFollow, whilst overseas supporters can watch the match live! The programme will start at 2.50pm.

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 (www.rochdaleafc.co.uk). 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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