FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 20 February 2009 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 27 games played, Mighty Mariners have recorded 8 wins, and Darlington have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2008, as the The Quakers edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 01 NovGrimsby Town1 - 2DarlingtonLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Darlington have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the The Quakers in those games, with 6 conceded.

Grimsby Town have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Mighty Mariners have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Darlington lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 48 points from their 28 games so far. Grimsby Town are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 30 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Quakers, as the Mighty Mariners have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Grimsby Town Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.