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History of the Rochdale v Bury fixture

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:
2005/2006Sat 25 MarBury2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Tue 28 FebRochdale1-1BuryLGE2
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.