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:|
|2006/2007||Sat 07 Apr||Bury||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 04 Nov||Rochdale||1-3||Bury||LGE2|
|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|
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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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
|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.