Rochdale prepare to entertain Bury at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 9 of the 22 previous games, with the Dale winning just 4.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in February 2006, 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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Mar||Bury||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 28 Feb||Rochdale||1-1||Bury||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Apr||Bury||0 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 28 Aug||Rochdale||0 - 3||Bury||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Mar||Rochdale||0 - 0||Bury||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Dec||Bury||1 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 Nov||Bury||1 - 2||Rochdale||FAC|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Dale have scored 4, a worringly large 7 have been leaked at the other end.
Bury's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The The Shakers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.
Rochdale are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 17 from their 16 matches played. Bury see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 20 points from their 15 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Nothing seems to be going right for the Dale at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Shakers come away with an easy victory. Away win
|Rochdale||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Bury||3 successive away victories.|
10 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.