FM Preview: Cowdenbeath v Dumbarton 24 Mar 2012

Last updated : 23 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Cowdenbeath v Dumbarton fixture

Dumbarton face a trip to Cowdenbeath at Central Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sons will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Central Park was earlier this season, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Tue 06 Mar Dumbarton 0 - 2 Cowdenbeath Scottish Division Two
2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Cowdenbeath 0-0 Dumbarton Scottish Division Two
2011/2012 Sat 17 Sep Dumbarton 0 - 4 Cowdenbeath Scottish Division Two
2009/2010 Sat 20 Mar Cowdenbeath 0 - 0 Dumbarton Scottish Division Two
2009/2010 Sat 23 Jan Dumbarton 2 - 1 Cowdenbeath Scottish Division Two
2009/2010 Sat 14 Nov Cowdenbeath 2 - 1 Dumbarton Scottish Division Two
2009/2010 Sat 19 Sep Dumbarton 0 - 3 Cowdenbeath Scottish Division Two

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

Recent respective form guides

Cowdenbeath have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Blue Brazil, with 4 goals against.

The Sons have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Sons's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.

Cowdenbeath are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, with their 29 games giving them a return of 60 points.

Dumbarton are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 45 points from 29 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Cowdenbeath 6 3 3 0 6 2 12
Dumbarton 6 2 1 3 9 11 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Sons, but one which we believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Cowdenbeath Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Dumbarton Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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