FM Preview: Dumbarton v East Fife 17 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 16th March 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Dumbarton and East Fife at 15:00 on 17th March 2012 in the Scottish Division Two.
History of the Dumbarton v East Fife fixture
East Fife face a trip to Dumbarton at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Fifers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 41 and win only 14 of the 69 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Strathclyde Homes Stadium was earlier this season, with Dumbarton running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Tue 21 Feb||East Fife||1 - 2||Dumbarton||Scottish Division Two|
|2011/2012||Sat 12 Nov||Dumbarton||3-0||East Fife||Scottish Division Two|
|2011/2012||Sat 27 Aug||East Fife||0 - 6||Dumbarton||Scottish Division Two|
|2010/2011||Sat 19 Mar||Dumbarton||4 - 2||East Fife||Scottish Division Two|
|2010/2011||Tue 15 Feb||East Fife||1 - 3||Dumbarton||Scottish Division Two|
|2010/2011||Sat 30 Oct||Dumbarton||4 - 1||East Fife||Scottish Division Two|
|2010/2011||Sat 28 Aug||East Fife||6 - 0||Dumbarton||Scottish Division Two|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Dumbarton have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Sons, with 5 goals against.
In complete contrast to Dumbarton, East Fife are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Fifers have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Dumbarton are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 45 points from 28 games.
East Fife lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 35 from their 28 games so far.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sons, as the Fifers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Dumbarton||7 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|East Fife||Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
|09 Mar 2012|
|FM Preview: East Fife v Cowdenbeath 10 Mar 2012|
|05 Mar 2012|
|FM Preview: East Fife v Brechin City 06 Mar 2012|
|02 Mar 2012|
|FM Preview: Arbroath v East Fife 03 Mar 2012|
|27 Feb 2012|
|FM Preview: Forfar Athletic v East Fife 28 Feb 2012|
|24 Feb 2012|
|FM Preview: East Fife v Airdrie United 25 Feb 2012|
|20 Feb 2012|
|FM Preview: East Fife v Dumbarton 21 Feb 2012|
|17 Feb 2012|
|FM Preview: East Fife v Forfar Athletic 18 Feb 2012|