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History of the Mansfield Town v Rushden & Diamonds fixture

Mansfield Town are ready to welcome Rushden & Diamonds to Field Mill on Tuesday evening, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. There have only been 1 against the opposition from the 3 matches played by the Stags.

The previous match played between the two at Field Mill was more than three years back, in August 2005, with Rushden & D. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Stags in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 10 DecRushden & D.1 - 2Mansfield TownLGE2
2005/2006Tue 09 AugMansfield Town0-1Rushden & D.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 26 FebRushden & D.0 - 0Mansfield TownLGE2
2004/2005Sat 11 DecMansfield Town0 - 0Rushden & D.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 30 MarMansfield Town1 - 4Rushden & D.LGE2
2001/2002Sat 27 OctRushden & D.3 - 1Mansfield TownLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Mansfield Town have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Rushden & D. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Mansfield Town see themselves just below half way in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, showing a record of 33 points from their 27 games played so far, Rushden & D.'s 39 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town64028612
Rushden & D.6123695

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 Rushden & D.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Mansfield Town 8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Rushden & D. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.