FootyMAD's Stranraer match preview

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stranraer v Dumbarton fixture

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:
2007/2008Sat 08 DecDumbarton0 - 2StranraerSCD3
2007/2008Sat 01 SepStranraer2 - 0DumbartonSCD3
2004/2005Sat 26 MarDumbarton1 - 1StranraerSCD2
2004/2005Sat 19 MarStranraer2 - 1DumbartonSCD2
2004/2005Sat 13 NovStranraer1 - 0DumbartonSCD2
2004/2005Sat 11 SepDumbarton1 - 3StranraerSCD2
2002/2003Tue 01 AprDumbarton1 - 1StranraerSCD2

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.