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History of the Macclesfield Town v Rochdale fixture

Rochdale face a trip to Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose on Saturday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2003, the Silkmen carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a League Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 30 OctRochdale3 - 0MacclesfieldLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Macclesfield Town are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Silkmen in those games, with 8 conceded.

Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Dale's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Macclesfield are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 54 points from 32 games. Rochdale's 45 points from 31 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Silkmen, as the Dale have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Macclesfield Won 3 successive home games.
13 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Rochdale Not won in previous 5 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.