FootyMAD's Dumbarton match preview

Last updated : 26 February 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 Tuesday evening, 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 4 goals against.

Arbroath's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Red Lichties, and 2 goals against.

Dumbarton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 42 points from their 23 games so far. Arbroath are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 45 points from 24 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the The Red Lichties to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Arbroath take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Arbroath 11 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.