FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 25 January 2008 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 39 and win only 14 of the 62 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 2 thriller, in a Scottish Challenge Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 18 DecDumbarton3 - 1East StirlingSCD3
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

Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The The Shire's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 13.

The away form of Dumbarton is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! Sons have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

East Stirling see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 23 points from their 20 games played so far, Dumbarton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 20 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Dumbarton on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against East Stirling. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
East Stirling 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Dumbarton Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.