FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 29 August 2008 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 Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 41 wins out of 62 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Strathclyde Homes Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2008, the Sons carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 19 AprDumbarton1-0East StirlingSCD3
2007/2008Tue 25 MarEast Stirling1 - 1DumbartonSCD3
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

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. These low-scoring games have seen just 4 goals scored and conceded.

The away form of East Stirling is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the The Shire have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dumbarton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 5 points from their 4 games so far. East Stirling find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 4 games have yielded only 3 points.

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

Dumbarton are not exactly setting the world alight at Strathclyde Homes Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past East Stirling in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
East Stirling Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.