FootyMAD's Arbroath match preview

Last updated : 04 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arbroath v Dumbarton fixture

Dumbarton face a trip to Arbroath at Gayfield 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 lose 34 and win only 15 of the 63 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 03 NovDumbarton1 - 1ArbroathSCD3
2007/2008Sat 18 AugArbroath1 - 1DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Tue 03 AprDumbarton1 - 0ArbroathSCD3
2006/2007Sat 10 MarArbroath2 - 2DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Sat 28 OctArbroath0 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Sun 03 SepDumbarton0 - 2ArbroathSCD3
2005/2006Sat 10 DecArbroath1 - 0DumbartonSFAC

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the The Red Lichties in those games, with 9 conceded.

The away form of Dumbarton is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the Sons have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arbroath lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 25 points from their 18 games so far. Dumbarton see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 19 points from their 19 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Red Lichties, as the Sons have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Dumbarton Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.