Bury prepare to entertain Rochdale at Gigg Lane on Monday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 27 games played, The Shakers have recorded 11 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 March 2009, the The Shakers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2009/2010||Sat 29 Aug||Rochdale||3 - 0||Bury||LGE2|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Bury are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Shakers in those games, with 6 conceded.
Rochdale's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Dale pummel 15 goals, and let in 6.
Bury are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 45 points from 26 games. Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 27 games giving them a return of 56 points.
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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
|Bury||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Rochdale||Undefeated in last 9 away games.|
12 games since last defeat.