Rochdale face a trip to Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 11 games played, Dale have recorded 4 wins, and Macclesfield have come away with 5 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw 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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 15 Nov||Rochdale||1 - 1||Macclesfield||LGE2|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Macclesfield Town are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The The Silkmen's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.
Rochdale have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Dale have hit 10 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Macclesfield find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 28 matches. Rochdale are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 48 points from 28 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Although Rochdale have been far from successful in recent away games, I can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Macclesfield. Away win
|Macclesfield||Latest 2 games ended in defeat.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Rochdale||7 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.