FootyMAD's Northampton Town match preview

History of the Northampton Town v Mansfield Town fixture

Mansfield face a trip to Northampton Town at Sixfields on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Stags will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2002, with Northampton running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 03 MayMansfield2 - 1NorthamptonLD2
2002/2003Sat 28 SepNorthampton2 - 0MansfieldLD2
1999/2000Sat 29 AprNorthampton1 - 0MansfieldLD3
1999/2000Tue 19 OctMansfield0 - 0NorthamptonLD3
1996/1997Sat 22 MarMansfield1 - 0NorthamptonLD3
1996/1997Sat 24 AugNorthampton3 - 0MansfieldLD3
1995/1996Sat 03 FebMansfield0 - 0NorthamptonLD3

Recent respective form guides

Northampton Town are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. While Cobblers have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The Stags have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Stags's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.

Northampton find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 23 points from their 19 matches. Mansfield are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 36 points from 19 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Mansfield are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Northampton. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Northampton 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Mansfield 6 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.