FM Preview: Dumbarton v Dunfermline Athletic 05 Jan 2013

Last updated : 04 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Dumbarton v Dunfermline Athletic fixture

Dumbarton are ready to welcome Dunfermline Athletic to The Rock on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 18 of the 43 previous games, with the Sons winning just 15.

The previous match played between the two at The Rock was more than three years back, in August 2009, where Dunfermline Athletic annihilated the Sons 0-5 in a Scottish League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 24 Nov Dunfermline A. 4 - 0 Dumbarton Scottish Division One
2009/2010 Sat 01 Aug Dumbarton 0-5 Dunfermline A. Scottish League Cup
1995/1996 Sat 20 Apr Dunfermline A. 4 - 1 Dumbarton Scottish Division One
1995/1996 Sat 09 Mar Dumbarton 0 - 3 Dunfermline A. Scottish Division One
1995/1996 Sat 21 Oct Dunfermline A. 3 - 1 Dumbarton Scottish Division One
1995/1996 Sat 02 Sep Dumbarton 0 - 4 Dunfermline A. Scottish Division One
1993/1994 Tue 12 Apr Dumbarton 0 - 2 Dunfermline A. Scottish Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Sons have scored 12, a worringly large 18 have been leaked at the other end.

Dunfermline Athletic's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Pars have hit 10 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dumbarton find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 13 games have yielded only 11 points.

Dunfermline Athletic are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 27 points from 16 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Dumbarton 6 3 0 3 10 15 9
Dunfermline Athletic 6 2 1 3 6 8 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at The Rock for the Sons and the Madmen are unable to see past Dunfermline Athletic claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Dumbarton Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Dunfermline Athletic Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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