FM Preview: Gateshead v Mansfield Town 02 Oct 2010

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History of the Gateshead v Mansfield Town fixture

Mansfield Town face a trip to Gateshead at International Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 17 games played, Stags have recorded 5 wins, and Gateshead have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a (Conference) Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 06 FebMansfield Town0 - 2GatesheadCONF
2009/2010Tue 01 DecGateshead1 - 3Mansfield TownCONF
1957/1958Mon 28 AprMansfield Town3 - 0GatesheadD3N
1957/1958Mon 14 AprGateshead2 - 1Mansfield TownD3N
1956/1957Sat 30 MarGateshead1 - 1Mansfield TownD3N
1956/1957Sat 08 DecMansfield Town2 - 4GatesheadD3N
1955/1956Sat 21 AprMansfield Town3 - 1GatesheadD3N

Recent respective form guides

Gateshead have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 4 to 2.

Mansfield Town have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Stags's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Gateshead's 18 points from 12 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Mansfield Town's total of 22 points from their 12 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Blue Square (Conference) Premier.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town63031159

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Stags could well see them head back from International Stadium with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Gateshead Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Mansfield Town Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.