FootyMAD's Macclesfield Town match preview

History of the Rochdale v Macclesfield Town fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Macclesfield Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 7 games played, Dale have recorded 3 wins, and Macclesfield have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was less than a year ago, in April 2004, with Macclesfield inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Dale in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Mon 12 AprRochdale1-2MacclesfieldLGE2
2003/2004Tue 30 SepMacclesfield2 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Sat 03 MayMacclesfield3 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2002/2003Sat 28 SepRochdale3 - 1MacclesfieldLGE2
2001/2002Sat 12 JanMacclesfield0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
2001/2002Sat 18 AugRochdale1 - 1MacclesfieldLGE2
2000/2001Sat 14 AprMacclesfield0 - 0RochdaleLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Dale have scored 8, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Macclesfield is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Silkmen have hit 5 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Rochdale are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 15 points from 15 matches. Macclesfield are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 24 points from 15 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Rochdale's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Macclesfield. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Macclesfield 7 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.