FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 17 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Dumbarton v East Stirlingshire fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 14 AugEast Stirling4 - 2DumbartonSCC
2007/2008Sat 11 AugEast Stirling3 - 2DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Sat 21 AprEast Stirling1 - 5DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Sat 24 FebDumbarton2-1East StirlingSCD3
2006/2007Sat 21 OctEast Stirling0 - 2DumbartonSCD3
2006/2007Sat 12 AugDumbarton2 - 0East StirlingSCD3
2001/2002Tue 02 AprEast Stirling1 - 0DumbartonSCD3

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Stirling6312161010

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

Sequence statistics:
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.