Grimsby Town face a trip to Mansfield Town at Field Mill on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Mighty Mariners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 2 of the 20 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2007, with Grimsby Town inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Stags 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:|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Dec||Grimsby Town||1 - 0||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Sat 17 Feb||Mansfield Town||1 - 2||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2006/2007||Tue 31 Oct||Mansfield Town||3 - 0||Grimsby Town||ASSM|
|2006/2007||Fri 18 Aug||Grimsby Town||1 - 1||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 14 Feb||Mansfield Town||2 - 1||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Sat 14 Jan||Grimsby Town||2 - 1||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 02 Apr||Mansfield Town||2 - 0||Grimsby Town||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Mansfield Town's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While Stags have scored 5, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.
Grimsby Town's away form is none too clever either, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Mighty Mariners, and 8 goals against.
Mansfield Town are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola League Two with a return of just 33 points from their 36 games thus far. Grimsby Town's 52 points from 38 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Mighty Mariners have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Field Mill with an easy victory. Away win
|Mansfield Town||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 10 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Grimsby Town||4 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.