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 38 and win only 11 of the 60 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2007, the Fifers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Sep||Dumbarton||1 - 1||East Fife||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Sun 25 Mar||Dumbarton||0 - 2||East Fife||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Wed 21 Mar||East Fife||1 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD3|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
East Fife are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. In this time, Fifers have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 6.
The away form of Dumbarton is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Sons have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
East Fife are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, with their 14 games giving them a return of 37 points. Dumbarton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 14 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Fifers, as the Sons have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|East Fife||21 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Dumbarton||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.