FootyMAD's Elgin City match preview

Last updated : 24 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Dumbarton v Elgin City fixture

Dumbarton play host to Elgin City at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Sons.

The last time the two teams met at Dumbarton was just over four years ago, in February 2002, with Dumbarton running out comfortable 3-1 winners 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:
2006/2007Sat 09 SepElgin City0 - 2DumbartonSCD3
2001/2002Sat 30 MarElgin City2 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2001/2002Sat 09 FebDumbarton3-1Elgin CitySCD3
2001/2002Sat 08 DecElgin City0 - 3DumbartonSCD3
2001/2002Sat 22 SepDumbarton2 - 2Elgin CitySCD3
2000/2001Sat 14 AprDumbarton2 - 0Elgin CitySCD3
2000/2001Tue 13 MarElgin City0 - 3DumbartonSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Sons, with 5 goals against.

The away form of Elgin City is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the City have hit 5 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dumbarton's total of 23 points from their 14 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Three. Elgin City find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 15 games have yielded only 7 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

The match against Elgin City is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Sons in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Won 4 successive home games.
13 games since last home draw.
Elgin City Not won in previous 8 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.