Rochdale face a trip to Bury at Gigg Lane on Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 27 games played, Dale have recorded 8 wins, and Bury have come away with 11 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2009, the The Shakers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory 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:|
|2009/2010||Sat 29 Aug||Rochdale||3 - 0||Bury||LGE2|
|2008/2009||Sat 07 Mar||Bury||2 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2008/2009||Sat 30 Aug||Rochdale||1 - 1||Bury||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sat 26 Apr||Bury||1 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Tue 09 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 3||Bury||ASSM|
|2007/2008||Sat 06 Oct||Rochdale||1 - 2||Bury||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 07 Apr||Bury||0 - 1||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Bury are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Shakers in those games, with 6 conceded.
Rochdale's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Dale pummel 15 goals, and let in 6.
Bury are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 45 points from 26 games. Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 27 games giving them a return of 56 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rochdale are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw
|Bury||Won 4 successive home games.|
5 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Rochdale||Undefeated in last 9 away games.|
12 games since last defeat.