Arbroath face a trip to Dumbarton at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 58 games played, The Red Lichties have recorded 17 wins, and Dumbarton have come away with 27 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 28 Oct||Arbroath||0 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Sun 03 Sep||Dumbarton||0 - 2||Arbroath||SCD3|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||Arbroath||1 - 0||Dumbarton||SFAC|
|2004/2005||Sat 30 Apr||Dumbarton||3 - 0||Arbroath||SCD2|
|2004/2005||Sat 26 Feb||Arbroath||2 - 1||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Dumbarton||1 - 3||Arbroath||SCD2|
|2004/2005||Sat 14 Aug||Arbroath||0 - 2||Dumbarton||SCD2|
Recent respective form guides
Dumbarton are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Sons, with 3 goals against.
Arbroath have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Red Lichties, and 4 goals against.
Dumbarton's total of 33 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Three. Arbroath are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 35 points from 20 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form The Red Lichties, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw
|Dumbarton||Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Arbroath||9 games since last away draw.|