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History of the Bury v Rochdale fixture

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:
2009/2010Sat 29 AugRochdale3 - 0BuryLGE2
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

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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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 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.