FootyMAD's Dumbarton match preview

Last updated : 11 December 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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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 38 and win only 12 of the 64 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in February 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 10 OctEast Fife0 - 1DumbartonSCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Sons have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

East Fife's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Fifers have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dumbarton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 18 points from their 14 games so far. East Fife are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 16 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
East Fife 5 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.