FootyMAD's Rochdale match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 28th August 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Rochdale and Bury at 15:00 on Saturday, 29th August 2009 in the League Two.
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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 07 Mar||Bury||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2008/2009||Sat 30 Aug||Rochdale||1 - 1||Bury||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sat 26 Apr||Bury||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Tue 09 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 3||Bury||ASSM|
|2007/2008||Sat 06 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 2||Bury||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 07 Apr||Bury||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 04 Nov||Rochdale||1 - 3||Bury||LGE2|
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
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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
|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.