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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 10 of the 23 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 November 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 07 AprBury0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2006/2007Sat 04 NovRochdale1-3BuryLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

Bury have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Rochdale find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 10 points from their 8 matches. Bury are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 9 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Dale's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Bury. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Bury Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.