FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 15 December 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Dumbarton v East Fife fixture

Dumbarton are ready to welcome East Fife to Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sons are clearly on top, having won 37 and lost only 10 of the 60 games.

The previous match played between the two at Strathclyde Homes Stadium was within the last three years, in April 2004, the Sons carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 SepEast Fife1 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2003/2004Sat 24 AprDumbarton1-0East FifeSCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Sons, with 4 goals against.

East Fife have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Fifers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Dumbarton's total of 26 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Three. East Fife are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division Three, with their 17 games giving them a return of 36 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Fife631210610

FootyMad's prediction ...

Dumbarton are starting to turn Strathclyde Homes Stadium into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Won 5 successive home games.
14 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
East Fife 11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.