Dumbarton face a trip to Ayr United at Somerset Park, Ayr 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 was just last season, in September 2003, with Dumbarton inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Honest Men in a Scottish League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 07 Aug||Dumbarton||1 - 0||Ayr Utd.||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Tue 02 Sep||Ayr Utd.||1 - 2||Dumbarton||SLC|
|2002/2003||Tue 13 Aug||Dumbarton||3 - 0||Ayr Utd.||SCC|
|1996/1997||Sat 22 Mar||Ayr Utd.||1 - 1||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|1996/1997||Sat 18 Jan||Dumbarton||1 - 1||Ayr Utd.||SCD2|
|1996/1997||Sat 30 Nov||Ayr Utd.||1 - 4||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|1996/1997||Sat 05 Oct||Dumbarton||1 - 3||Ayr Utd.||SCD2|
Recent respective form guides
Ayr United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Dumbarton have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Sons, and 14 goals against.
Ayr Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division Two, showing a record of 15 points from their 10 games played so far, Dumbarton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 10 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Honest Men. Home win
|Ayr Utd.||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
|Dumbarton||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.