FootyMAD's Stranraer match preview

Last updated : 12 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Stranraer v Dumbarton fixture

Dumbarton face a trip to Stranraer at Stair Park on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 27 games played, Sons have recorded 6 wins, and Stranraer have come away with 13 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in February 2003, with Dumbarton inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the The Blues in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 11 SepDumbarton1 - 3StranraerSCD2
2002/2003Tue 01 AprDumbarton1 - 1StranraerSCD2
2002/2003Sat 01 FebStranraer1 - 2DumbartonSCD2
2002/2003Sat 23 NovDumbarton3 - 0StranraerSCD2
2002/2003Sat 21 SepStranraer1 - 0DumbartonSCD2
1996/1997Sat 26 AprStranraer1 - 0DumbartonSCD2
1996/1997Thu 26 DecDumbarton2 - 2StranraerSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Stranraer are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 11 goals have been scored by the The Blues in those games, with 6 conceded.

Dumbarton's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Sons, and 12 goals against.

Stranraer are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division Two, with their 13 games giving them a return of 29 points. Dumbarton see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division Two, showing a record of 19 points from their 13 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Stranraer is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Stranraer Unbeaten in the last 17 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Dumbarton 14 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.