FM Preview: Grimsby Town v Rushden & Diamonds 13 Apr 2011

Last updated : 12 April 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Grimsby Town v Rushden & Diamonds fixture

Grimsby Town play host to Rushden & Diamonds at Blundell Park on Wednesday evening, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The majority of those games have been won by the Mighty Mariners.

The last time the two teams met at Grimsby Town was back in August 2005, over five years ago, with Grimsby Town running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 28 Aug Rushden & D. 4 - 1 Grimsby Town (Conference) Premier
2005/2006 Sat 04 Mar Rushden & D. 1 - 1 Grimsby Town League Two
2005/2006 Mon 29 Aug Grimsby Town 2-0 Rushden & D. League Two
2004/2005 Mon 28 Mar Grimsby Town 0 - 0 Rushden & D. League Two
2004/2005 Sat 21 Aug Rushden & D. 1 - 0 Grimsby Town League Two
2003/2004 Sat 17 Apr Grimsby Town 1 - 0 Rushden & D. League Division Two
2003/2004 Sat 01 Nov Rushden & D. 3 - 1 Grimsby Town League Division Two

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Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town have lost only 1 of the last six at home, but 4 of these games have been drawn. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Diamonds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Diamonds, and 9 goals against.

Grimsby Town's 54 points from 40 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Rushden & Diamonds's 57 points from 41 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
Grimsby Town 6 0 3 3 9 12 3
Rushden & Diamonds 6 1 2 3 7 8 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Blundell Park for the Mighty Mariners and the Madmen are unable to see past Rushden & Diamonds claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Grimsby Town Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Rushden & Diamonds 4 games since last away draw.

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