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History of the Rochdale v Macclesfield Town fixture

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:
2007/2008Sat 29 DecMacclesfield2 - 2RochdaleLGE2
2007/2008Sat 22 SepRochdale1-1MacclesfieldLGE2
2006/2007Sat 21 AprRochdale5 - 0MacclesfieldLGE2
2006/2007Tue 05 DecMacclesfield1 - 0RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 11 MarMacclesfield1 - 3RochdaleLGE2
2005/2006Sat 27 AugRochdale3 - 1MacclesfieldLGE2
2004/2005Sat 19 FebMacclesfield3 - 0RochdaleLGE2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
Rochdale Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Macclesfield Last drawn game 5 outings ago.