FootyMAD's Chesterfield match preview

Last updated : 04 January 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Chesterfield v Grimsby Town fixture

Grimsby Town pack their bags to visit Chesterfield at Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 41 games played, Mighty Mariners have recorded 15 wins, and Chesterfield have come away with 19 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Recreation Ground was more than three years back, in March 2004, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 4 - 4 draw 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 27 MarChesterfield4 - 4Grimsby TownLGE1
2003/2004Sat 20 SepGrimsby Town4 - 0ChesterfieldLGE1
2002/2003Tue 10 SepGrimsby Town0 - 1ChesterfieldLGEC
1997/1998Tue 03 MarGrimsby Town0 - 0ChesterfieldLGE1
1997/1998Tue 16 DecChesterfield0 - 2Grimsby TownFAC
1997/1998Tue 09 DecChesterfield0 - 1Grimsby TownASSM
1997/1998Sat 06 DecGrimsby Town2 - 2ChesterfieldFAC

Recent respective form guides

Chesterfield are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Grimsby Town however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Mighty Mariners, and 8 goals against.

Chesterfield are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 43 points from 23 games. Grimsby Town find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 24 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town64117313

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Chesterfield is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Chesterfield Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Grimsby Town Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.