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History of the Bury v Rochdale fixture

Bury prepare to entertain Rochdale at Gigg Lane at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 26 games played, The Shakers have recorded 10 wins, and Rochdale have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gigg Lane was less than a year ago, in April 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 30 AugRochdale1 - 1BuryLGE2
2007/2008Sat 26 AprBury1-1RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Tue 09 OctRochdale1 - 3BuryASSM
2007/2008Sat 06 OctRochdale1 - 2BuryLGE2
2006/2007Sat 07 AprBury0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Sat 04 NovRochdale1 - 3BuryLGE2
2005/2006Sat 25 MarBury2 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Bury have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the The Shakers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Rochdale's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Dale, and 6 goals against.

Bury are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 56 points from 34 games. Rochdale are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League Two, and have accumulated 58 points from the 34 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bury are starting to turn Gigg Lane into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Bury Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Rochdale 10 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.