FM Preview: Dumbarton v Arbroath 02 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 1st January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Dumbarton and Arbroath at 15:00 on 2nd January 2012 in the Scottish Division Two.
History of the Dumbarton v Arbroath fixture
Dumbarton prepare to entertain Arbroath at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 64 games played, Sons have recorded 30 wins, and Arbroath have come away with 19 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Strathclyde Homes Stadium was earlier this season, with Arbroath inflicting a narrow 3-4 defeat upon the Sons in a Scottish Division Two match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 05 Nov||Arbroath||4 - 3||Dumbarton||Scottish Division Two|
|2011/2012||Sat 10 Sep||Dumbarton||3-4||Arbroath||Scottish Division Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 24 Apr||Dumbarton||0 - 2||Arbroath||Scottish Division Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Feb||Arbroath||3 - 1||Dumbarton||Scottish Division Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 24 Oct||Dumbarton||1 - 0||Arbroath||Scottish Division Two|
|2009/2010||Sat 15 Aug||Arbroath||3 - 1||Dumbarton||Scottish Division Two|
|2007/2008||Wed 05 Mar||Arbroath||0 - 0||Dumbarton||Scottish Division Three|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Dumbarton are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The Sons's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.
Arbroath have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Red Lichties's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.
Dumbarton see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, showing a record of 19 points from their 16 games played so far,
Arbroath are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 32 points from 16 games.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been an indifferent run of form for the Sons of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Arbroath, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win
|Dumbarton||Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Arbroath||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here
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