FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 23 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Dumbarton v East Fife fixture

Dumbarton prepare to entertain East Fife at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sons are clearly on top, having won 36 and lost only 10 of the 59 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Strathclyde Homes Stadium was earlier this season, with Dumbarton running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Tue 16 MarEast Fife1 - 3DumbartonSCD2
2003/2004Sat 13 DecDumbarton3-1East FifeSCD2
2003/2004Sat 04 OctEast Fife1 - 0DumbartonSCD2
2002/2003Tue 06 AugDumbarton1 - 0East FifeSCC
2001/2002Sat 06 AprDumbarton2 - 0East FifeSCD3
2001/2002Sat 02 FebEast Fife1 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2001/2002Sat 15 DecDumbarton1 - 0East FifeSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Sons, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Dumbarton, East Fife are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Fifers have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Dumbarton are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 48 points from 32 games. East Fife are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division Two with a return of just 34 points from their 32 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Fife61147114

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Dumbarton fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Sons. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
East Fife Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.