For our Rochdale vs. Walsall prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the home side.
Rochdale hope to keep their slim hopes of League Two survival alive as they face Walsall on Friday.
Rochdale currently sit 24th in League Two with seven wins, eight draws and twenty-four losses from thirty-nine games this season.
It's been a grim season for The Dale who've spent almost its entirety in the relegation zone as they continue to attempt to climb out of the bottom two, despite the odds being firmly against them.
They enter this game relatively decent form by their standards, in fairness, having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five matches.
Their most recent game saw them claim a huge three points in a 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon, a victory that keeps their hopes of survival alive.
Their form at home hasn't been too bad, either, having taken four points from their last two games.
Rochdale are eight points from safety with seven games remaining so it's likely going to task a minor miracle for them to secure survival from here. It's not impossible, mind, but they need to win most of their remaining fixtures and as such they have to take three points here form what is, fortunately for them, a winnable match.
Walsall are currently 13th in League Two with eleven wins, seventeen draws and eleven losses from thirty-nine games this season.
The Saddlers have had a pretty forgettable campaign for the most part having loitered in mid-table for the majority of the time despite briefly threatening to make a play-off charge at one point.
They enter this game in poor form, too, having won just one of their last five matches, drawing three and losing one of their other four.
Their most recent encounter saw them draw 1-1 at home to Sutton United having just about salvaged a point in stoppage-time.
Their form at home is very concerning with The Saddlers failing to win any of their last eight matches on the road.
They can at leats take confidence from the fact they beat Rochdale 1-0 when the two sides locked horns in the league back in October.
Walsall's poor form can be forgiven when you consider their season is effectively overt and they have nothing to play for. As such, they're probably a softer tough than they were earlier in the campaign and that could just work in Rochdale's favour here. Expect a tight game that could go either way.