FootyMAD's Dumbarton match preview

Last updated : 05 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Dumbarton v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath face a trip to Dumbarton at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 54 games played, Red Lichties have recorded 15 wins, and Dumbarton have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 25 OctArbroath2 - 1DumbartonSCD2
2003/2004Sat 16 AugDumbarton1 - 1ArbroathSCD2
1997/1998Sat 21 MarDumbarton1 - 2ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 31 JanArbroath2 - 2DumbartonSCD3
1997/1998Sat 29 NovDumbarton1 - 2ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 20 SepArbroath2 - 1DumbartonSCD3
1974/1975Sat 30 DecArbroath0 - 3DumbartonSC1

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. During these games, Sons have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 3.

Arbroath have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Red Lichties have hit 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dumbarton see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division Two, showing a record of 32 points from their 22 games played so far, Arbroath are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division Two with a return of just 25 points from their 23 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Sons. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Won 7 successive home games.
10 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Arbroath 10 games since last away draw.
No win in the 4 most recent games.