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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, 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:
2008/2009Sat 15 NovRochdale1 - 1MacclesfieldLGE2
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

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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Macclesfield6123385
Rochdale641116813

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

Sequence statistics:
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.