FM Preview: Mansfield Town v Darlington 04 Feb 2012

Footymad preview History of the Mansfield Town v Darlington fixture

Mansfield Town prepare to entertain Darlington at Field Mill on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Stags are clearly on top, having won 28 and lost only 9 of the 47 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Field Mill was just last season, in October 2010, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a (Conference) Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 03 Sep Darlington 0 - 2 Mansfield Town (Conference) Premier
2010/2011 Sat 07 May Darlington 1 - 0 Mansfield Town Trophy
2010/2011 Tue 25 Jan Darlington 0 - 0 Mansfield Town (Conference) Premier
2010/2011 Sat 16 Oct Mansfield Town 1-1 Darlington (Conference) Premier
2007/2008 Sat 16 Feb Darlington 1 - 2 Mansfield Town League Two
2007/2008 Sat 19 Jan Mansfield Town 0 - 1 Darlington League Two
2006/2007 Tue 26 Dec Darlington 0 - 2 Mansfield Town League Two

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Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Stags in those games, with 7 conceded.

The away form of Darlington is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Quakers have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Mansfield Town's 49 points from 30 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Darlington find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 28 points from their 31 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Mansfield Town 6 3 3 0 10 5 12
Darlington 6 0 2 4 5 11 2

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FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Stags being in decent shape at home at the moment, we am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Mansfield Town Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Darlington Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.

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