FM Preview: Mansfield Town v Darlington 16 Oct 2010

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History of the Mansfield Town v Darlington fixture

Mansfield Town are ready to welcome Darlington to 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 46 games.

The previous match played between the two at Field Mill was within the last three years, in January 2008, with Darlington inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Stags in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 16 FebDarlington1 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2007/2008Sat 19 JanMansfield Town0-1DarlingtonLGE2
2006/2007Tue 26 DecDarlington0 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2006/2007Tue 28 NovDarlington1 - 0Mansfield TownASSM
2006/2007Tue 26 SepMansfield Town1 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2005/2006Sat 28 JanDarlington4 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2
2005/2006Sat 10 SepMansfield Town2 - 2DarlingtonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 13 goals have been scored by the Stags in those games, with 7 conceded.

Darlington have an average recent record on the road, losing just 1 from the last six, but amazingly drawing the other 5. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Mansfield Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 23 points from their 15 games so far. Darlington see themselves just below half way in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, showing a record of 19 points from their 15 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town62131297

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Stags's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Darlington. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Mansfield Town 6 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Darlington Not won in previous 7 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.