FM Preview: Rochdale v Bury 28 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Rochdale v Bury fixture

Rochdale are ready to welcome Bury to Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 12 of the 27 previous games, with the Dale winning just 5.

The previous match played between the two at Spotland was within the last three years, in August 2009, with Rochdale running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Bury 2 - 4 Rochdale League One
2009/2010 Mon 01 Feb Bury 1 - 0 Rochdale League Two
2009/2010 Sat 29 Aug Rochdale 3-0 Bury League Two
2008/2009 Sat 07 Mar Bury 2 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2008/2009 Sat 30 Aug Rochdale 1 - 1 Bury League Two
2007/2008 Sat 26 Apr Bury 1 - 1 Rochdale League Two
2007/2008 Tue 09 Oct Rochdale 1 - 3 Bury (Associate Members)

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Recent respective form guides

Rochdale need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Dale have scored 4, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Bury's away form is none too clever either, picking up four victories from the last six. The Shakers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 10 against.

Rochdale are stuck down in the relegation zone of npower League One with a return of just 21 points from their 27 games thus far.

Bury's 37 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Rochdale 6 0 3 3 2 11 3
Bury 6 3 1 2 9 10 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Dale at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Shakers come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 9 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
Bury 13 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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