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Preview | Sunderland (H)

20 August 2019

Match Previews

Preview | Sunderland (H)

20 August 2019

Rochdale v Sunderland | Crown Oil Arena, Sky Bet League One, Tuesday 20th August 2019, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Dale return to the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday night for the first of three consecutive home matches.

Sunderland are the visitors, who come into the game off the back of a 2-1 win over Portsmouth at the weekend.

Like Dale, they are unbeaten, with a win and two draws from their opening three league games.



Brian Barry-Murphy says his side are confident and are in good form heading into tonight's game.

Click HERE to read what he had to say.



Click HERE to read what Sunderland boss Jack Ross had to say ahead of tonight’s game.



Supporters have until 2pm on matchday to purchase a ticket in advance. Click HERE to purchase yours online now.

Fans can also pay on the night. As it is a Category B game, prices will not rise on matchday.

Supporters can pay cash through the turnstiles in the Smith Metals Family Stand and Sandy Lane Stand. Fans wishing to sit in the Main Stand must purchase a ticket before heading to the turnstiles.

Click HERE to read our admission details for the 2019/20 season in full.



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!



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



Junior Dale fans, join us in Desmond’s Den this Tuesday! Youngsters can make their own foam planes at our junior event, plenty of fun games, and PlayStation 4s with the latest FIFA on them! Click HERE for full details on how to access.

The Ratcliffe Bars, situated on the Club's car park, open at 4.30pm. Away fans are welcome.



Please remember that the Crown Oil Arena car park will be a NO MOVE ZONE for vehicles for ten minutes following the full-time whistle.

This is improve pedestrian safety.



For just £1, you can be in with a chance of winning £1,000 at Tuesday's game!

There will be one guaranteed winner of £100, and the chance to win the Man of the Match's shirt.

Get your ticket from one of sellers around the ground or from the Club Shop.

Click HERE for full details.



Referee | John Busby

Assistant Referees | Ian Dudley & Natalie Aspinall

Fourth Official | Joe Hull



Sky Bet are offering odds of 29/10 for a Dale win on Tuesday.

Don’t forget that Sky Bet customers who select Rochdale as their favourite team on their Sky Bet profile, for every losing bet made, 50% of the stake will be passed on to the Club!

So, if you are having a flutter ahead of the match, make sure you do it via Sky Bet and select Rochdale as your favourite team!

Click HERE for the full betting preview.



Rochdale AFC’s matchday programme – The Voice of Spotland – returns for Tuesday night’s game!

Purchase from the Club Shop and around the ground on matchday for just £3. Click HERE to read the full preview.



Fans in the UK, along with overseas fans, can watch the match live on iFollow! If you can't make it to the game, get yourself a match pass for just £10 to view.

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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