The previous match of these teams, which took place on the Rochdale’s home field, ended in a draw (1:1). A representative of the Premier League scored in the middle of the first half, but could not hold on, conceded in ten minutes before the end of the game.
After that match, Newcastle finished the game in the Premier League similarly, sharing points with Wolverhampton on its site. Another three matches ended with the defeat for Magpies. Hence, they play five matches and have no victory at all.
On the contrary, Rochdale, which plays in the third division of England, has not lost the previous three games.
In addition to a draw (1:1) with their upcoming rival, the Dale won two games in League 1, defeated Accrington (2:1) on their site and Bolton (2:0) at home.
In the current FA Cup, Rochdale has already overcome two rounds. Both of them ended only after the replays (beat Wrexham and Boston United).
Newcastle seems to be not successful, but we think they will score some goals even to the third division crew.
Our prediction: Newcastle will score less than 2.5 goals (1.70)