FM Preview: East Fife v Dumbarton 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Fife v Dumbarton fixture

East Fife prepare to entertain Dumbarton at Bayview Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Fifers are clearly on top, having won 41 and lost only 13 of the 65 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bayview Stadium was earlier this season, with East Fife annihilating their visitors 6-0 in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 30 OctDumbarton4 - 1East FifeSCD2
2010/2011Sat 28 AugEast Fife6-0DumbartonSCD2
2009/2010Sat 10 AprDumbarton0 - 1East FifeSCD2
2009/2010Sat 06 FebEast Fife2 - 3DumbartonSCD2
2009/2010Sat 12 DecDumbarton0 - 3East FifeSCD2
2009/2010Sat 10 OctEast Fife0 - 1DumbartonSCD2
2007/2008Sat 05 AprEast Fife2 - 1DumbartonSCD3

Recent respective form guides

East Fife have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A total of 17 goals have been scored by the Fifers in those games, with 12 conceded.

The away form of Dumbarton is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Sons have conceded 15 goals in these games, and only hit 0 in reply.

East Fife are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 15 matches. Dumbarton find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 16 games have yielded only 13 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Fife6312171410

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Fifers's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Dumbarton. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
East Fife 11 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Dumbarton Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.