FM Preview: Eastbourne Borough v Mansfield Town 08 Jan 2011

Footymad preview
History of the Eastbourne Borough v Mansfield Town fixture

Mansfield Town face a trip to Eastbourne Borough at on Saturday afternoon, and will hope to continue their unbeaten record at the ground. Out of their two previous meetings, the Stags have come away with all the points on both occasions.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2009, with Mansfield Town inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the in a (Conference) Premier match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 25 SepMansfield Town4 - 0Eastbourne B.CONF
2009/2010Sat 21 NovMansfield Town1 - 1Eastbourne B.CONF
2009/2010Sat 17 OctEastbourne B.1 - 2Mansfield TownCONF
2008/2009Sat 31 JanEastbourne B.1 - 2Mansfield TownCONF
2008/2009Sat 06 SepMansfield Town3 - 1Eastbourne B.CONF

Recent respective form guides

Eastbourne Borough's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Mansfield Town's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 16 goals for the Stags, and 14 goals against.

Eastbourne B. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Blue Square (Conference) Premier with a return of just 22 points from their 24 games thus far. Mansfield Town's 34 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Eastbourne B.61056133
Mansfield Town6312161210

FootyMad's prediction ...

Mansfield Town are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Eastbourne B. Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Mansfield Town 4 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.