Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
After suffering five consecutive defeats in the League One, Rochdale will be looking to give fans some cheer when they host Boston United at Crown Oil Arena in the FA Cup round 2. The Dale are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Boston United, but this game could be the turning point for the League One side. The Pilgrims, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Farsley Celtic and Blyth Spartans in the National League N/S.
Boston United set up a meeting with Rochdale in the second round of the FA Cup by beating the likes of Stamford, Sutton Coldfield Town, Hednesford Town, and Carshalton Athletic, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the game against the Dale, who are eager to get back on course. When the two teams met in the League Two 13 years ago, Rochdale outplayed Boston United 4-0.
Highlighted Player (Callum Camps):
Callum Camps is yet another product of Rochdale football school. Born in Stockport, England on November 30, 1995, Camps came through Rochdale youth team before making his senior debut on April 13, 2013 in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale.
He has been playing for the Dale ever since and it has to be noted that his most successful season was the 2016/2017 as he scored eight goals in 44 appearances in the League one for the club. Despite being born in England, Callum Caps is eligible to play for Northern Ireland national team through his grandmother, but he has only one cap with the Northern Ireland U21 team.
He made his debut with the U21 team in a 2-1 loss to Macedonia on October 13, 2015. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Rochdale):
Nicknamed the Dale, Rochdale are a professional English club that compete in the League One (English third tier). Rochdale were founded back in 1907, after World War I, with the team beating Accrington Stanley 6-3 in their first league game 14 years later.
The Dale wear blue shirts with black stripes and blue shorts when playing at home, whilst gray is the dominant colour of their away kit. Spotland Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding no more than 10,249 spectators. Bury and Oldham Athletic are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have built up rivalries with the likes of Halifax Town, Burnley, Stockport County, Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley as well.
Back in 1962 Rochdale made it to the Football League Cup final, with the team facing Norwich City in the title game. The Canaries proved to be a big catch for the Dale, but this is still considered the club’s biggest success. It has to be noted that the Spotland Stadium outfit have three Lancashire Cup titles as well (1948/1949, 1970/1971, 2004/2005).