FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 14 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Fife v Dumbarton fixture

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:
2007/2008Sat 22 SepDumbarton1 - 1East FifeSCD3
2006/2007Sun 25 MarDumbarton0 - 2East FifeSCD3
2006/2007Wed 21 MarEast Fife1 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Sat 16 DecDumbarton2 - 1East FifeSCD3
2006/2007Sat 30 SepEast Fife1 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2003/2004Sat 24 AprDumbarton1 - 0East FifeSCD2
2003/2004Tue 16 MarEast Fife1 - 3DumbartonSCD2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.