FM Preview: Barrow v Grimsby Town 23 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Barrow and Grimsby Town at 15:00 on 23rd April 2011 in the (Conference) Premier.
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
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
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
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
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
|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.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here