FootyMAD's Cowdenbeath match preview

Last updated : 17 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cowdenbeath v Dumbarton fixture

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 earlier this season, with Cowdenbeath running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 21 FebDumbarton1 - 1CowdenbeathSCD3
2008/2009Sat 10 JanCowdenbeath2 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2008/2009Sat 20 SepDumbarton2 - 1CowdenbeathSCD3
2007/2008Tue 07 AugCowdenbeath2 - 0DumbartonSLGC
2004/2005Sat 27 NovCowdenbeath2 - 3DumbartonSFAC
2002/2003Sat 12 AprDumbarton3 - 1CowdenbeathSCD2
2002/2003Tue 18 MarCowdenbeath2 - 0DumbartonSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Cowdenbeath are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These games have seen the Blue Brazil score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 2.

The Sons have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Sons, and 3 goals against.

Cowdenbeath are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, with their 32 games giving them a return of 58 points. Dumbarton are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 57 points from 32 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
Cowdenbeath Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Dumbarton 3 successive away victories.
4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.