FootyMAD's Arbroath match preview

Last updated : 02 September 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Dumbarton v Arbroath fixture

Dumbarton prepare to entertain Arbroath at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 57 games played, Sons have recorded 27 wins, and Arbroath have come away with 16 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Strathclyde Homes Stadium was just last season, in April 2005, with Dumbarton running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 DecArbroath1 - 0DumbartonSFAC
2004/2005Sat 30 AprDumbarton3-0ArbroathSCD2
2004/2005Sat 26 FebArbroath2 - 1DumbartonSCD2
2004/2005Sat 16 OctDumbarton1 - 3ArbroathSCD2
2004/2005Sat 14 AugArbroath0 - 2DumbartonSCD2
2003/2004Sat 08 MayArbroath0 - 3DumbartonSCD2
2003/2004Sat 06 MarDumbarton1 - 0ArbroathSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Arbroath's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The The Red Lichties's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Dumbarton see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 4 points from their 4 games played so far, Arbroath lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 6 from their 4 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Strathclyde Homes Stadium for the Sons and the Madmen are unable to see past Arbroath claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton 8 games since last home draw.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Arbroath 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.