Dumbarton face a trip to Stranraer at Stair 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 lose 16 and win only 6 of the 30 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Stranraer running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 08 Dec||Dumbarton||0 - 2||Stranraer||SCD3|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Sep||Stranraer||2 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD3|
|2004/2005||Sat 26 Mar||Dumbarton||1 - 1||Stranraer||SCD2|
|2004/2005||Sat 19 Mar||Stranraer||2 - 1||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2004/2005||Sat 13 Nov||Stranraer||1 - 0||Dumbarton||SCD2|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Dumbarton||1 - 3||Stranraer||SCD2|
|2002/2003||Tue 01 Apr||Dumbarton||1 - 1||Stranraer||SCD2|
Recent respective form guides
Stranraer's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Blues have scored 7, a worringly large 15 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Dumbarton is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Sons have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Stranraer are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 31 points from 19 games. Dumbarton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 19 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Blues, as the Sons have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Stranraer||7 games since last home draw.|
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Dumbarton||Lost each of the previous 5 away matches.|
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.