FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 25 September 2009 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 53.85% 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 November 2008, with Darlington inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Mighty Mariners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 21 FebDarlington1 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
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

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Mighty Mariners's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Darlington have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the The Quakers have hit 6 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Grimsby Town find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 9 points from their 8 matches. Darlington find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 8 games have yielded only 1 points.

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

Grimsby Town are not exactly setting the world alight at Blundell Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Darlington in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Darlington Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.