FootyMAD's Dumbarton match preview

Last updated : 07 May 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arbroath v Dumbarton fixture

Arbroath prepare to entertain Dumbarton at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Red Lichties are clearly on top, having won 32 and lost only 13 of the 56 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gayfield Park was earlier this season, the Red Lichties carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 06 MarDumbarton1 - 0ArbroathSCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Red Lichties have conceded a disappointing 9 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Dumbarton's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Arbroath are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 40 points from 34 matches. Dumbarton are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 54 points from 34 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Gayfield Park for the Red Lichties and the Madmen are unable to see past Dumbarton claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Dumbarton 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.