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History of the Bury v Rochdale fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 29 AugRochdale3 - 0BuryLGE2
2008/2009Sat 07 MarBury2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2008/2009Sat 30 AugRochdale1 - 1BuryLGE2
2007/2008Sat 26 AprBury1 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Tue 09 OctRochdale1 - 3BuryASSM
2007/2008Sat 06 OctRochdale1 - 2BuryLGE2
2006/2007Sat 07 AprBury0 - 1RochdaleLGE2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Bury641111813
Rochdale633015512

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

Sequence statistics:
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.