FM Preview: Grimsby Town v Kettering Town 18 Jan 2011

Last updated : 17 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Grimsby Town v Kettering Town fixture

Grimsby Town play host to Kettering Town at Blundell Park on Tuesday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Mighty Mariners won the only previous game contested between the two.

The only previous meeting between Grimsby Town and Kettering Tn. at was way back in the black-and-white days of December 1925, with Grimsby Town running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
1925/1926Tue 15 DecGrimsby Town3-1Kettering Tn.FAC
1925/1926Sat 12 DecKettering Tn.1 - 1Grimsby TownFAC

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Mighty Mariners, with 7 goals against.

Kettering Tn. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Poppies have hit 11 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Grimsby Town's 35 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Kettering Tn. find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 28 points from their 24 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town631217710
Kettering Tn.61148134

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Mighty Mariners's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Kettering Tn.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Kettering Tn. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.