FM Preview: Wrexham v Grimsby Town 08 Jan 2011

Last updated : 07 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wrexham v Grimsby Town fixture

Grimsby Town pack their bags to visit Wrexham at Racecourse Ground on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Mighty Mariners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Racecourse Ground was within the last three years, in February 2008, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 SepGrimsby Town2 - 1WrexhamCONF
2007/2008Sat 23 FebWrexham0 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2007/2008Sat 12 JanGrimsby Town1 - 0WrexhamLGE2
2006/2007Tue 20 FebGrimsby Town2 - 1WrexhamLGE2
2006/2007Tue 08 AugWrexham3 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Sat 01 AprGrimsby Town2 - 0WrexhamLGE2
2005/2006Sat 31 DecWrexham1 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Wrexham have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Dragons in those games, with 4 conceded.

Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. Those games have seen the Mighty Mariners pummel 16 goals, and let in 9.

Wrexham lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 37 points from their 23 games so far. Grimsby Town find themselves in a respectable 8th position, courtesy of the 35 points they have accumulated from 22 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Mighty Mariners could well see them head back from Racecourse Ground with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Wrexham Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Grimsby Town Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.