Dumbarton face a trip to Cowdenbeath at Central 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 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 August 2007, with Cowdenbeath running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners 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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Sep||Dumbarton||2 - 1||Cowdenbeath||SCD3|
|2007/2008||Tue 07 Aug||Cowdenbeath||2 - 0||Dumbarton||SLGC|
|2004/2005||Sat 27 Nov||Cowdenbeath||2 - 3||Dumbarton||SFAC|
|2002/2003||Sat 12 Apr||Dumbarton||3 - 1||Cowdenbeath||SCD2|
|2002/2003||Tue 18 Mar||Cowdenbeath||2 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2002/2003||Sat 30 Nov||Dumbarton||1 - 1||Cowdenbeath||SCD2|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Oct||Cowdenbeath||3 - 1||Dumbarton||SCD2|
Recent respective form guides
Cowdenbeath have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Blue Brazil in those games, with 7 conceded.
Dumbarton have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Sons's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.
Cowdenbeath are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 25 points from 14 games. Dumbarton's total of 24 points from their 14 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
A creditable return from recent away games for Sons could well see them head back from Central Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw
|Cowdenbeath||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Dumbarton||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.