FootyMAD's Bournemouth match preview

Last updated : 20 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Grimsby Town v Bournemouth fixture

Grimsby Town play host to Bournemouth at Blundell Park on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 16 games played, Mighty Mariners have recorded 8 wins, and Bournemouth have come away with 3 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Grimsby Town was just over four years ago, in March 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 13 MarGrimsby Town1-1BournemouthLGE1
2003/2004Sat 13 DecBournemouth0 - 0Grimsby TownLGE1
1997/1998Sun 19 AprGrimsby Town2 - 1BournemouthASSM
1997/1998Sat 21 FebGrimsby Town2 - 1BournemouthLGE1
1997/1998Sat 27 SepBournemouth0 - 1Grimsby TownLGE1
1990/1991Tue 02 AprBournemouth2 - 1Grimsby TownLGE1
1990/1991Sat 22 DecGrimsby Town5 - 0BournemouthLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Mighty Mariners have scored 6, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Bournemouth's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Cherries have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 16 matches. Bournemouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League Two with a return of just -3 points from their 15 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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 Bournemouth claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Bournemouth Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.