FootyMAD's Dumbarton match preview

Last updated : 09 October 2009 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 40 and lost only 11 of the 62 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bayview Stadium was just last season, in April 2008, the Fifers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 05 AprEast Fife2-1DumbartonSCD3
2007/2008Sat 16 FebDumbarton0 - 3East FifeSCD3
2007/2008Sat 15 DecEast Fife2 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2007/2008Sat 22 SepDumbarton1 - 1East FifeSCD3
2006/2007Sun 25 MarDumbarton0 - 2East FifeSCD3
2006/2007Wed 21 MarEast Fife1 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Sat 16 DecDumbarton2 - 1East FifeSCD3

Recent respective form guides

East Fife are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Sons have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Sons's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

East Fife lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 11 points from their 8 games so far. Dumbarton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 5 points from 8 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

With East Fife only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
East Fife Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Dumbarton 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.