FM Preview: Rushden & Diamonds v Mansfield Town 09 Oct 2010

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History of the Rushden & Diamonds v Mansfield Town fixture

Mansfield Town face a trip to Rushden & Diamonds at Nene Park at tea-time on Saturday,

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2009, the Diamonds carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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:
2009/2010Tue 13 AprMansfield Town3 - 2Rushden & D.CONF
2009/2010Sat 19 SepRushden & D.1 - 0Mansfield TownCONF
2008/2009Sat 28 FebRushden & D.0 - 1Mansfield TownCONF
2008/2009Tue 27 JanMansfield Town0 - 0Rushden & D.CONF
2005/2006Sat 10 DecRushden & D.1 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 09 AugMansfield Town0 - 1Rushden & D.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 26 FebRushden & D.0 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Rushden & Diamonds are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Diamonds in those games, with 4 conceded.

The Stags have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Stags, and 7 goals against.

Rushden & D.'s 21 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Mansfield Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 23 from their 14 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Rushden & D.632110611
Mansfield Town62131297

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Rushden & D. 7 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Mansfield Town Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.