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History of the Rochdale v Bury fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Bury at Spotland on Tuesday evening, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 9 of the 21 previous games, with the Dale winning just 4.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in August 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 02 AprBury0 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2004/2005Sat 28 AugRochdale0-3BuryLGE2
2003/2004Sat 13 MarRochdale0 - 0BuryLGE2
2003/2004Sat 13 DecBury1 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2003/2004Sat 08 NovBury1 - 2RochdaleFAC
2002/2003Fri 18 AprRochdale1 - 2BuryLGE2
2002/2003Sat 21 DecBury1 - 1RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Dale's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Bury's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. The Shakers have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 40 points from their 32 matches. Bury are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 36 points from 32 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Dale to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Bury 5 games since last defeat.