FootyMAD's Dumbarton match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Dumbarton v Arbroath fixture

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:
2006/2007Sat 28 OctArbroath0 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Sun 03 SepDumbarton0 - 2ArbroathSCD3
2005/2006Sat 10 DecArbroath1 - 0DumbartonSFAC
2004/2005Sat 30 AprDumbarton3 - 0ArbroathSCD2
2004/2005Sat 26 FebArbroath2 - 1DumbartonSCD2
2004/2005Sat 16 OctDumbarton1 - 3ArbroathSCD2
2004/2005Sat 14 AugArbroath0 - 2DumbartonSCD2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arbroath 9 games since last away draw.