Bury vs Rochdale by Kamlesh
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Bury are fighting to escape relegation and in December 2013, they appointed Flitcroft as manager. Flitcroft previously worked as assistant for current Rochdale manager Keith Hill. So, the two managers know each other very well and they are really good friends. Bury have been in good form lately and they do not look like relegation contenders. They are a pretty strong home team and they have not lost any home game under their new manager since December 2013 (6 home games played - 4 draws, 2 victories). They have a tendency to draw many matches. Captain/midfielder Craig Jones (26/1) was injured last week and he is not expected to play, midfielder Grimes (13/0) and forward Akpro (4/0) are very doubtful.
On the other side, Rochdale are fighting for promotion and they are currently on third position. They are undefeated in their last 5 matches with 1 draw and 4 wins, conceding only 2 goals while scoring 10 goals. A win today will put them on top of the league table. They have the second best attack in the league and their defence also is good. Only midfielder Lund (30/3) is doubtful until match kick off, otherwise they have a fit squad.
This is a match between the relegation and title contender. Also, it is between two managers who know each other very well. In other words, the game is between the teacher (Keith Hill) and his student (Flitcroft). Flitcroft has recently admitted that Bury's good results are partly down to Keith Hill from whom he still receives advices on tactics, selections, etc. However, for this match, he will not receive any advice.
Rochdale is a very strong team and whenever the teams lying on the bottom half play against them, they usually park the bus hoping for a draw. I think Bury will probably be satisfied with a draw here and Rochdale to win/draw looks more likely. Rochdale are undefeated in their last 4 encounters with Bury.
(Red Card) Rochdale 1 - 0 Bury
(Red Card) Rochdale 1 - 1 Bury
Rochdale 3 - 0 Bury
Bury 2 - 4 Rochdale (Red Card)
Rochdale Asian Handicap +0.25
|Rochdale AH +0.25||BetVictor||1.70||7||0-0 HALF WON (+2.45 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.