FootyMAD's Mansfield Town match preview

Last updated : 21 March 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Mansfield Town v Grimsby Town fixture

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:
2007/2008Sat 15 DecGrimsby Town1 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2
2006/2007Sat 17 FebMansfield Town1 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
2006/2007Tue 31 OctMansfield Town3 - 0Grimsby TownASSM
2006/2007Fri 18 AugGrimsby Town1 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 14 FebMansfield Town2 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Sat 14 JanGrimsby Town2 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 02 AprMansfield Town2 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2

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:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town61235115
Grimsby Town631211510

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

Sequence statistics:
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.