Rochdale prepare to entertain Macclesfield Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Dale are clearly on top, having won 6 and lost only 2 of the 11 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in September 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline 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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Dec||Macclesfield||2 - 2||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Sep||Rochdale||1-1||Macclesfield||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 21 Apr||Rochdale||5 - 0||Macclesfield||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Tue 05 Dec||Macclesfield||1 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 11 Mar||Macclesfield||1 - 3||Rochdale||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 27 Aug||Rochdale||3 - 1||Macclesfield||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 19 Feb||Macclesfield||3 - 0||Rochdale||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Rochdale have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Dale in those games, with 8 conceded.
The The Silkmen have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The The Silkmen's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.
Rochdale's total of 26 points from their 15 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two. Macclesfield are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 13 from their 14 matches played.
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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 Macclesfield. Home Win
|Rochdale||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Macclesfield||Last drawn game 5 outings ago.|