Dumbarton face a trip to East Stirlingshire at Firs Park 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 13 of the 59 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners 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 24 Feb||Dumbarton||2 - 1||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Sat 21 Oct||East Stirling||0 - 2||Dumbarton||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Sat 12 Aug||Dumbarton||2 - 0||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2001/2002||Tue 02 Apr||East Stirling||1 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 09 Mar||Dumbarton||2 - 1||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 27 Oct||Dumbarton||2 - 2||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2001/2002||Sat 08 Sep||East Stirling||2 - 4||Dumbarton||SCD3|
Recent respective form guides
East Stirlingshire could not have a worse home record, losing every single one of the last six matches played! The Shire have conceded a disappointing 14 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 1 of their own chances.
Dumbarton's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Sons have hit 5 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
East Stirling find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 34 games have yielded only 21 points. Dumbarton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 56 from their 34 games so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Shire, as the Sons have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|East Stirling||Been beaten in each of their previous 6 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 13 home matches.
Latest 9 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 15 most recent games.
|Dumbarton||4 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.