FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 14 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Darlington v Grimsby Town fixture

Grimsby Town face a trip to Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 26 games played, Mighty Mariners have recorded 8 wins, and Darlington have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2006, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 04 DecGrimsby Town0 - 4DarlingtonLGE2
2006/2007Sat 20 JanGrimsby Town0 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2006/2007Fri 29 SepDarlington2 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 17 JanDarlington0 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Sat 20 AugGrimsby Town0 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 19 MarGrimsby Town0 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 07 AugDarlington1 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington 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 The Quakers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Grimsby Town's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 8 goals for the Mighty Mariners, and 8 goals against.

Darlington are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 69 points from 36 games. Grimsby Town's 52 points from 37 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town63219211

FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Mighty Mariners, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Darlington 6 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Grimsby Town Undefeated in last 11 away games.