FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 31 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Grimsby Town v Darlington fixture

Grimsby Town prepare to entertain Darlington at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Mighty Mariners are clearly on top, winning 56.00% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Blundell Park was less than a year ago, in December 2007, where Darlington annihilated the Mighty Mariners 0-4 in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 15 MarDarlington3 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
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

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 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Darlington's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the The Quakers, and 3 goals against.

Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 6 points from 14 matches. Darlington are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League Two, and have accumulated 25 points from the 14 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town60335123

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Mighty Mariners at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Quakers come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 16 most recent games.
Darlington Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.