Rochdale vs Walsall Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 07/04/2023

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*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Key Rochdale vs Walsall Predictions for League Two

In this article, we’ll go through the long-awaited Rochdale vs Walsall clash on the 7th of April at Crown Oil Arena. Will Jim McNulty’s boys emerge victorious or will the Dale get the three points? Find out in our Rochdale vs Walsall betting tips!

Walsall to Win

Despite recent good fortune, Rochdale are still at the bottom of the table in League Two. Yes, they defeated AFC Wimbledon 0-1 but was coach Jim McNulty’s boys’ performance as good as the result on the scoreboard?

No, it wasn’t. Rochdale barely had one shot on target and were by far the weaker of the two teams. Lighting doesn’t strike the same place twice and we feel that with a compelling 21-point lead over Rochdale, Walsall have the three points up for grabs.

The Dale certainly don’t have the head-to-head data to back them up as the last five games ended in a stalemate – two victories for Rochdale, two for Walsall, and one draw.

Under 0.5 Rochdale goals

The crisis in Rochdale’s camp isn’t averted after only one victory. The goal against AFC Wimbledon shouldn’t even have been scored as there was nothing about Rochdale’s performance throughout the 90 minutes that signaled they deserve to even score let alone win.

Furthermore, Rochdale couldn’t score in two of the last three games against Walsall and that further backs up our key Rochdale vs Walsall predictions. The Dale are just not up to par this season and they’ll find it difficult to create goalscoring chances.

Rochdale vs Walsall Odds & Bookies

The below-mentioned Rochdale vs Walsall stats for Friday’s game are brought to you by Ladbrokes. Make sure to give them a proper read and if you decide your bet slip needs something more, check our remaining League Two predictions.

Head to Head

29/10/22

England League 2 England

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Walsall

Rochdale

Rochdale

1

0

09/04/22

England League 2 England

Rochdale

Rochdale

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Walsall

1

0

20/11/21

England League 2 England

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Walsall

Rochdale

Rochdale

0

0

02/02/19

England League 1 League 1

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Walsall

Rochdale

Rochdale

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2

25/08/18

England League 1 League 1

Rochdale

Rochdale

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Walsall

1

2

Last Five - Rochdale

20/04/24

England National League England

Southend

Southend

Rochdale

Rochdale

1

2

W

16/04/24

England National League England

Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood

Rochdale

Rochdale

0

0

D

13/04/24

England National League England

Dorking Wanderers

Dorking Wanderers

Rochdale

Rochdale

1

1

D

06/04/24

England National League England

Oldham

Oldham

Rochdale

Rochdale

1

1

D

01/04/24

England National League England

Hartlepool

Hartlepool

Rochdale

Rochdale

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1

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Rochdale odds: 2/1 (3.00) – 32.0%

Draw odds: 47/20 (3.35) – 26.0%

Walsall odds: 127/100 (2.27) – 42.0%

Even with the home-field support at Crown Oil Arena behind them, Rochdale are the underdogs in this race at 2/1 (3.00). Walsall’s 127/100 (2.27) odds amount to a whopping 42.0% win probability which makes them the expected winners on Friday and that’s exactly what our Rochdale vs Walsall prediction is all about.

Rochdale vs Walsall Lineups & Team News

Rochdale

Rochdale’s 0-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon a couple of days ago was the unfairest result we’ve seen in a while! Rochdale had only two shots at target only one of which was on target while AFC Wimbledon had 15. Yet, it was the Dale who emerged victorious. We find it hard to believe they’ll be this lucky on Friday and we highly advise you to keep our Rochdale vs Walsall predictions in mind before placing your bet.

Predicted lineup – O’Donnell (GK), Dodgson, Ebanks-Landell, Taylor, Keohane, Lloyd, Kelly, Brierley, Mellor, Henderson & Odoh

Walsall

A stroke of genius by Isaac Hutchinson in the last possible second on the 1st of April proved decisive as coach Michael Flynn robbed his opponent of the three points. The game ended 1-1 after that 95th-minute banger but to be fair, Walsall were the better of the two teams on the pitch with 56% possession, more passes, and more shots.

Predicted lineup – Evans (GK), McEntee, Daniels, Low, Monthe, Kinsella, Riley, Hutchinson, Knowles, Wilkinson & Stevens

Starting Lineups

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Danny Johnson

Walsall’s goalscorer-in-chief will be the player to watch on Friday. Johnson bagged 12 goals this season and that makes him Walsall’s top scorer in the 2022/23 League Two campaign. Don’t get us wrong, he’s definitely no one-trick pony. He provided two assists to his colleagues and he could’ve had even more if his partners in crime were a tad more precise when taking the goalkeeper one-on-one. His sheer presence on the pitch on Friday will keep our Rochdale vs Walsall predictions safe.

League Two Standings

Common Questions About Rochdale vs Walsall:

Rochdale vs Walsall Prediction

  • Which team has a higher market value? – Rochdale’s market value is €3.45m – €1.30m higher than Walsall’s.
  • Which team has more national team players? – Walsall. The visitors have two national team players. Rochdale have none.
  • How many goals did we see in the last three games between the two teams? – Only two goals in the last three games.
  • What’s the venue? – Rochdale vs Walsall will be played at Crown Oil Arena.

Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.