FM Preview: Barrow v Grimsby Town 23 Apr 2011

Last updated : 22 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Barrow v Grimsby Town fixture

Grimsby Town travel to take on Barrow at Holker Street Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 15 games played, Mighty Mariners have recorded 3 wins, and Barrow have come away with 7 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Barrow was way back in the black-and-white days of September 1971, when they played out a goalless draw in a Fourth Division match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 20 Nov Grimsby Town 1 - 1 Barrow (Conference) Premier
1971/1972 Sat 18 Dec Grimsby Town 2 - 0 Barrow Fourth Division
1971/1972 Sat 04 Sep Barrow 0-0 Grimsby Town Fourth Division
1970/1971 Sat 20 Feb Barrow 0 - 1 Grimsby Town Fourth Division
1970/1971 Tue 10 Nov Grimsby Town 3 - 1 Barrow Fourth Division
1967/1968 Sat 02 Mar Barrow 2 - 0 Grimsby Town Third Division
1967/1968 Sat 14 Oct Grimsby Town 0 - 1 Barrow Third Division

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Recent respective form guides

Barrow are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 5 conceded.

Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Mighty Mariners's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Barrow find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 47 points from their 43 matches.

Grimsby Town's 59 points from 43 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Barrow 6 1 2 3 6 9 5
Grimsby Town 6 1 3 2 9 9 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Mighty Mariners out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Barrow. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Barrow 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Grimsby Town 6 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.

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