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Preview | Blackpool (H)

25 December 2018

Rochdale v Blackpool | Crown Oil Arena, Sky Bet League One, Boxing Day 2018, 3pm Kick-Off

Dale return to the Crown Oil Arena on Boxing Day for the first of two home matches in three days.

First up, Blackpool are the visitors, who were narrowly beaten 1-0 at home to Barnsley on Saturday, leaving them just outside the play-off places in eighth.

The sides drew 2-2 at Bloomfield Road earlier in the season, with Calvin Andrew netting a late equaliser.

 

PRE-MATCH

Dale boss Keith Hill spoke about Boxing Day's fixture after his side's 2-1 win against Southend United.

Read what he had to say HERE.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

It is pay on the day at the Crown Oil Arena on Wednesday.

Supporters can pay through the turnstiles for the Pearl Street Stand, the Sandy Lane and the away stand. However, supporters wishing to sit in the Main Stand must purchase a ticket from the RAFC Ticket Office before going to the turnstiles.

Normal league prices apply for the fixture. They can be found HERE.

 

FIRST TIME VISITOR GUIDE

Are you a first-time visitor to the Crown Oil Arena? Click HERE for all of the information you may need in order to plan your visit and make the most of the matchday experience at Rochdale Football Club!

 

AWAY SUPPORTERS’ GUIDE

If you are a Blackpool fan making your way to the Crown Oil Arena for Wednesday’s game, click HERE and have a read of our Visiting Supporters’ Guide which is packed full of useful information!

 

PRE-MATCH

There’s a FREE junior event in the Carlsberg Lounge before kick-off on Wednesday, where youngster can make their own squishy! Click HERE for full details.

There is also a bucket collection for the PSA testing day which will be held at the Crown Oil Arena in January. Click HERE for full details.

Don't forget to give our mascots a warm reception! Click HERE to view our preview of what the Community Trust have on.

The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Crown Oil Arena car park, are open to both home and away supporters from midday.

 

REF WATCH

Referee | Thomas Bramall

Assistant Referees | Ian Dudley and Joe Simpson

Fourth Official | Ken Haycock

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Dale

Draws

Blackpool

9

8

7

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 6/5 for a Dale win on Wednesday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

 

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – is back on Wednesday.

Jordan Williams is the cover star, whilst the edition is packed full of features as usual.

Click HERE to read the full TVOS 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 2.45pm.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access commentary/watch live via your desktop, click on the 'iFollow' tab on our navigation bar. Hover over the 'More' tab and more selections will appear, which is where the 'iFollow' tab is located. 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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