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History of the Dumbarton v Annan Athletic fixture

Annan Ath. face a trip to Dumbarton at Strathclyde Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The two previous games have resulted in one drawn game and one defeat for the Black and Golds.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 20 DecAnnan Ath.2 - 1DumbartonSCD3
2008/2009Sat 04 OctDumbarton4 - 1Annan Ath.SCD3
2008/2009Tue 05 AugDumbarton1 - 1Annan Ath.SLGC

Recent respective form guides

Dumbarton are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Sons in those games, with 2 conceded.

In complete contrast to Dumbarton, Annan Ath. are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. A generous 6 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Dumbarton are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 45 points from 27 games. Annan Ath. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 38 from their 27 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Annan Ath.631213610

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sons, as the Black and Golds have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Dumbarton Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Annan Ath. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.