Dumbarton prepare to entertain East Stirlingshire at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 39 wins out of 60 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Strathclyde Homes Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2007, the Sons carving out a narrow 2-1 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:|
|2007/2008||Tue 14 Aug||East Stirling||4 - 2||Dumbarton||SCC|
|2007/2008||Sat 11 Aug||East Stirling||3 - 2||Dumbarton||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Sat 21 Apr||East Stirling||1 - 5||Dumbarton||SCD3|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Dumbarton have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These games have seen the Sons score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.
East Stirling have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The The Shire's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.
Dumbarton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 15 matches. East Stirling see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 19 points from their 15 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Dumbarton are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win
|Dumbarton||4 games since last home draw.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|East Stirling||15 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.