FootyMAD's Chester City match preview

Last updated : 12 September 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Grimsby Town v Chester City fixture

Grimsby Town prepare to entertain Chester City at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Mighty Mariners are clearly on top, having won 11 and lost only 4 of the 19 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Blundell Park was less than a year ago, in October 2007, with Chester City inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Mighty Mariners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 01 JanChester City0 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2007/2008Tue 02 OctGrimsby Town1-2Chester CityLGE2
2006/2007Tue 09 JanGrimsby Town0 - 2Chester CityLGE2
2006/2007Sat 16 SepChester City0 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Sat 25 FebGrimsby Town1 - 0Chester CityLGE2
2005/2006Tue 06 SepChester City1 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2004/2005Tue 22 FebGrimsby Town1 - 0Chester CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Mighty Mariners have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

The away form of Chester City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Blues have conceded 13 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Grimsby Town are currently lying in 20th place in Coca-Cola League Two having mustered a points tally of 2 from their 5 matches played. Chester City find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 4 points from their 5 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town60244152
Chester City61149184

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Grimsby Town at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Mighty Mariners will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Chester City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.