Dumbarton face a trip to Forfar Athletic at Station 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 ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2004, the Loons carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Scottish Division Two match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 28 Aug||Dumbarton||0 - 1||Forfar Ath.||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Apr||Dumbarton||1 - 1||Forfar Ath.||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 24 Jan||Forfar Ath.||1 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 10 Jan||Dumbarton||2 - 1||Forfar Ath.||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Sep||Forfar Ath.||3 - 1||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2002/2003||Sat 05 Apr||Forfar Ath.||0 - 1||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2002/2003||Sat 18 Jan||Dumbarton||1 - 2||Forfar Ath.||SCD2|
Recent respective form guides
Forfar Athletic are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Loons in those games, with 7 conceded.
The away form of Dumbarton however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Sons, and 14 goals against.
Forfar Ath.'s 17 points from 11 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Dumbarton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 11 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Sons's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Forfar Ath., believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Forfar Ath.||Not drawn a match in their last 5 .|
|Dumbarton||13 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.