FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 20 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Stirlingshire v Dumbarton fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 24 FebDumbarton2 - 1East StirlingSCD3
2006/2007Sat 21 OctEast Stirling0 - 2DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Sat 12 AugDumbarton2 - 0East StirlingSCD3
2001/2002Tue 02 AprEast Stirling1 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2001/2002Sat 09 MarDumbarton2 - 1East StirlingSCD3
2001/2002Sat 27 OctDumbarton2 - 2East StirlingSCD3
2001/2002Sat 08 SepEast Stirling2 - 4DumbartonSCD3

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.