Dover will aim to keep their 100% record on the road this season intact with a win at The Moss Rose on Friday evening.
With the rest of the division’s fixtures scheduled for Saturday afternoon, three points for Athletic will see them move into top spot.
But Chris Kinnear’s men are yet to beat the Silkmen in Cheshire since promotion back to the National League, losing twice and drawing once.
Like Whites, It’s been a summer of change for John Askey’s Macclesfield, with 15 new players signed.
One of those arrivals, Tyrone Marsh, will be familiar to travelling fans.
The striker made 16 appearances for Dover during the last two seasons.
MACCLESFIELD’S RECENT FORM
The Silkmen lost 3-0 at Gateshead on Saturday, their second consecutive league defeat and fourth match without a win.
The Heed led after just five minutes when Fraser Kerr netted at the far post, in spite of the linesman initially flagging for offside.
Jordan Burrow doubled the lead prior to the break, heading in Kerr’s corner.
Jordan Preston made the game safe on 72 minutes, calmly slotting past Billy O’Brien in the Macclesfield goal after being sent clear by Richard Peniket.
The defeat leaves Town 18th in the table with five points.
25/04/17: DOVER 2-2 MACCLESFIELD
Dover’s hopes of reaching the National League play-offs were all but over following their draw with the Silkmen at Crabble.
Olly Norburn stunned the home crowd on 32 minutes, tucking home Andy Hall’s cross to give the visitors the lead.
Ricky Miller levelled before the break, converting from the spot following Danny Whitaker’s handball in the area.
Anthony Dudley restored the away side’s lead, racing clear on 70 minutes and slotting through Mitch Walker’s legs.
Ross Lafayette handed Athletic a lifeline with three minutes to go, firing home Moses Emmanuel’s pass.
Whites almost won the match at the death, but Joe Healy glanced his header wide.
10/01/17: Macclesfield 2-1 Dover
12/04/16: Macclesfield 0-0 Dover
17/10/15: Dover 2-1 Macclesfield
DOVER TEAM NEWS
Assistant manager Jake Leberl confirmed on Wednesday boss Chris Kinnear should have a full squad to select from. Josh Passley is fit again after missing the last game through illness and Giancarlo Gallifuoco is a slight doubt after coming off early in the same match.
For fans wanting to show their colours at the game by wearing the matching tops as the players, captain Mitch Brundle and his teammates will be wearing yellow shirts.
Prices are as follows:
Adults – £19 (Seating), £15 (Terrace)
Over 65’s – £15 (Seating), £10 (Terrace)
Under 25 – £5 (Seating or Terrace)
Under 12 – £3 (Seating or Terrace)
All away ticket collections and away match day tickets can be purchased from the away ticket office, which is located on the corner of the London Road stand. It is advised that fans should buy tickets as soon as they arrive at the ground to avoid queuing nearer kick off.
The game starts at 7:45pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
Coverage starts from 7pm.
SATURDAY’S NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES (Kick off 3pm unless stated)
FC HALIFAX TOWN V GUISELEY (12:30pm)
ALDERSHOT TOWN V CHESTER
BARROW V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V BROMLEY
EBBSFLEET UNITED V GATESHEAD
HARTLEPOOL UNITED V AFC FYLDE
LEYTON ORIENT V EASTLEIGH
SUTTON UNITED V MAIDSTONE UNITED
TORQUAY UNITED V SOLIHULL MOORS
TRANMERE ROVERS V BOREHAM WOOD
WREXHAM V WOKING
There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Tranmere on Saturday 2nd September and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.
It leaves Crabble at 9:15am and the cost is as follows:
Adults Members £30, Adult Non-Members £45 and accompanied child (under 16) £15.
Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat, or see him in the Centre Spot after the game against Ebbsfleet on Bank Holiday Monday.
Please note you are now required to pay for your seat in advance by cash or via bank transfer.
Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.