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History of the Mansfield Town v Gateshead fixture

Mansfield Town play host to Gateshead at Field Mill on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 16 games played, Stags have recorded 7 wins, and Gateshead have come away with 5 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Mansfield Town was way back in the black-and-white days of April 1958, with Mansfield Town running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Third Division (North) match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
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
1955/1956Sat 28 JanGateshead3 - 0Mansfield TownD3N

Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Gateshead have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Tynesiders's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Mansfield Town's total of 50 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Blue Square (Conference) Premier. Gateshead are stuck down in the relegation zone of Blue Square (Conference) Premier with a return of just 22 points from their 28 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Mansfield Town are not exactly setting the world alight at Field Mill at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Gateshead in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Mansfield Town 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Gateshead Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.