Northampton face a trip to Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 23 games played, Cobblers have recorded 6 wins, and Bury have come away with 10 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2003, the Shakers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Tue 28 Dec||Northampton||2 - 0||Bury||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 04 Dec||Northampton||1 - 0||Bury||FAC|
|2003/2004||Sat 01 May||Northampton||3 - 2||Bury||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Sat 22 Nov||Bury||1 - 0||Northampton||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Fri 29 Mar||Northampton||1 - 0||Bury||LGE1|
|2001/2002||Sun 11 Nov||Bury||2 - 1||Northampton||LGE1|
|2000/2001||Sat 13 Jan||Northampton||2 - 1||Bury||LGE1|
Recent respective form guides
Bury have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Shakers in those games, with 5 conceded.
The away form of Northampton however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Cobblers, and 7 goals against.
Bury find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 27 matches. Northampton are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 43 points from 27 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Cobblers have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Gigg Lane with an easy victory. Away win
|Bury||Drawn last 2 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
|Northampton||9 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.