FootyMAD's Bury match preview

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Bury v Northampton Town fixture

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:
2004/2005Tue 28 DecNorthampton2 - 0BuryLGE2
2004/2005Sat 04 DecNorthampton1 - 0BuryFAC
2003/2004Sat 01 MayNorthampton3 - 2BuryLGE2
2003/2004Sat 22 NovBury1 - 0NorthamptonLGE2
2001/2002Fri 29 MarNorthampton1 - 0BuryLGE1
2001/2002Sun 11 NovBury2 - 1NorthamptonLGE1
2000/2001Sat 13 JanNorthampton2 - 1BuryLGE1

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.