FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview

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History of the Rochdale v Bury fixture

Bury face a trip to Rochdale at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 12 of the 26 previous games, with the hosts winning just 4.

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

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 07 MarBury2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, Only 2 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 in the wrong end.

The away form of Bury however, is much more impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the The Shakers, and 7 goals against.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 4 points from their 4 matches. Bury see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 6 points from their 4 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The Shakers's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Rochdale, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Bury 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.