FM Preview: Braintree Town v Grimsby Town 18 Jan 2013

Last updated : 17 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Braintree Town v Grimsby Town fixture

Grimsby Town face a trip to Braintree Town at Cressing Road on Friday evening, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The Mighty Mariners lost the only previous game played between the two.

The only previous meeting between Braintree Town and Grimsby Town at Cressing Road was just last season, in August 2011, with Braintree Town annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a (Conference) Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 17 Nov Grimsby Town 3 - 0 Braintree Tn. (Conference) Premier
2011/2012 Sat 03 Mar Grimsby Town 1 - 1 Braintree Tn. (Conference) Premier
2011/2012 Tue 16 Aug Braintree Tn. 5-0 Grimsby Town (Conference) Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Braintree Town's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Iron have scored 7, a worringly large 17 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Grimsby Town however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Mighty Mariners, and 3 goals against.

Braintree Town find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 26 matches.

Grimsby Town are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 48 points from 26 games.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Braintree Town 6 3 0 3 10 11 9
Grimsby Town 6 3 3 0 10 4 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Grimsby Town are in great form out on the road, so much so that the Madmen confidently predict a comfortable three points from their visit to Braintree Town. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Braintree Town 11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Grimsby Town Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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