Dumbarton face a trip to East Fife at Bayview Stadium 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 lose 37 and win only 11 of the 59 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Fifers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Dec||Dumbarton||2 - 1||East Fife||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Sep||East Fife||1 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD3|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Apr||Dumbarton||1 - 0||East Fife||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Tue 16 Mar||East Fife||1 - 3||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 13 Dec||Dumbarton||3 - 1||East Fife||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 04 Oct||East Fife||1 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2002/2003||Tue 06 Aug||Dumbarton||1 - 0||East Fife||SCC|
Recent respective form guides
East Fife have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Fifers have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.
Dumbarton have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Sons's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.
East Fife are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 40 points from 24 games. Dumbarton are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 39 points from 21 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Dumbarton are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at East Fife. Away win
|East Fife||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
|Dumbarton||7 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.