FootyMAD's Stirling Albion match preview

Last updated : 27 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Dumbarton v Stirling Albion fixture

Dumbarton prepare to entertain Stirling Albion at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 15 of the 36 previous games, with the Sons winning just 14.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Strathclyde Homes Stadium was earlier this season, with Dumbarton running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 07 DecStirling Alb.0 - 0DumbartonSCD2
2005/2006Sat 24 SepDumbarton2-0Stirling Alb.SCD2
2004/2005Sat 16 AprStirling Alb.3 - 0DumbartonSCD2
2004/2005Sat 05 FebDumbarton0 - 2Stirling Alb.SCD2
2004/2005Sat 04 DecStirling Alb.1 - 0DumbartonSCD2
2004/2005Sat 25 SepDumbarton1 - 1Stirling Alb.SCD2
2004/2005Sat 31 JulDumbarton1 - 2Stirling Alb.SCC

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The away form of Stirling Alb. however, is much more impressive, seeing them pick up six wins out of six. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Binos scoring 20 and conceding 8.

Dumbarton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 22 matches. Stirling Alb. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Two, picking up 31 from their 21 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stirling Alb.650114615

FootyMad's prediction ...

Dumbarton are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Stirling Alb. running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Stirling Alb. 6 successive away victories.
12 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.