FootyMAD's Dumbarton match preview

By Footymad Previewer
Last updated : 16 January 2004
History of the Alloa Athletic v Dumbarton fixture

Alloa Ath. prepare to entertain Dumbarton at Recreation Park on Saturday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 55 games played, Wasps have recorded 27 wins, and Dumbarton have come away with 18 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Recreation Park was earlier this season, with Dumbarton inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the Wasps in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 01 NovDumbarton1 - 0Alloa Ath.SCD2
2003/2004Sat 09 AugAlloa Ath.1-2DumbartonSCD2
1997/1998Sat 11 AprAlloa Ath.3 - 0DumbartonSCD3
1997/1998Sat 28 FebDumbarton0 - 3Alloa Ath.SCD3
1997/1998Sat 08 NovAlloa Ath.1 - 2DumbartonSCD3
1997/1998Sat 30 AugDumbarton0 - 1Alloa Ath.SCD3
1950/1951Sat 30 DecDumbarton2 - 2Alloa Ath.SC-B

Recent respective form guides

Alloa Athletic's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Wasps have scored 9, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

Dumbarton's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Sons have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Alloa Ath. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division Two with a return of just 16 points from their 17 games thus far. Dumbarton's 25 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Alloa Ath.622213138
Dumbarton64119713

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Recreation Park for the Wasps and the Madmen are unable to see past Dumbarton claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Alloa Ath. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Dumbarton Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.