FootyMAD's Ayr United match preview

Last updated : 22 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Ayr United v Dumbarton fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 07 AugDumbarton1 - 0Ayr Utd.SCD2
2003/2004Tue 02 SepAyr Utd.1 - 2DumbartonSLC
2002/2003Tue 13 AugDumbarton3 - 0Ayr Utd.SCC
1996/1997Sat 22 MarAyr Utd.1 - 1DumbartonSCD2
1996/1997Sat 18 JanDumbarton1 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2
1996/1997Sat 30 NovAyr Utd.1 - 4DumbartonSCD2
1996/1997Sat 05 OctDumbarton1 - 3Ayr 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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.