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History of the Rochdale v Macclesfield Town fixture

Rochdale prepare to entertain Macclesfield Town at Spotland on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 12 games played, Dale have recorded 6 wins, and Macclesfield have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Spotland was just last season, in November 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 14 FebMacclesfield0 - 1RochdaleLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Rochdale have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 10.

Macclesfield have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The The Silkmen's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Rochdale are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 19 games giving them a return of 38 points. Macclesfield are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 20 from their 18 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 12 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Macclesfield Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.