FootyMAD's Dumbarton match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Dumbarton v Stenhousemuir fixture

Stenhousemuir face a trip to Dumbarton at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Warriors 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 earlier this season, with Stenhousemuir inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Sons in a Scottish Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 08 NovStenhousemuir1 - 1DumbartonSCD3
2008/2009Sat 23 AugDumbarton1 - 2StenhousemuirSCD3
2007/2008Sat 22 MarStenhousemuir1 - 1DumbartonSCD3
2007/2008Tue 18 MarDumbarton1 - 0StenhousemuirSCD3
2007/2008Sat 01 DecStenhousemuir2 - 1DumbartonSCD3
2007/2008Sat 15 SepDumbarton1 - 2StenhousemuirSCD3
2006/2007Sat 17 MarStenhousemuir5 - 1DumbartonSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Sons, with 7 goals against.

Stenhousemuir's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. Those games have seen the Warriors pummel 15 goals, and let in 5.

Dumbarton's total of 27 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three. Stenhousemuir are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 36 points from 19 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Warriors's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Dumbarton, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Stenhousemuir 11 games since last away draw.