Mansfield Town pack their bags to visit Rushden & Diamonds at Nene Park on Saturday afternoon,
The previous match played between the two at Nene Park was more than three years back, in December 2005, with Mansfield Town inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Diamonds in a League Two match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Tue 27 Jan||Mansfield Town||0 - 0||Rushden & D.||CONF|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||Rushden & D.||1 - 2||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2005/2006||Tue 09 Aug||Mansfield Town||0 - 1||Rushden & D.||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 26 Feb||Rushden & D.||0 - 0||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Dec||Mansfield Town||0 - 0||Rushden & D.||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 30 Mar||Mansfield Town||1 - 4||Rushden & D.||LGE2|
|2001/2002||Sat 27 Oct||Rushden & D.||3 - 1||Mansfield Town||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Rushden & Diamonds have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.
Mansfield Town have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Rushden & D.'s 46 points from 33 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Mansfield Town see themselves just below half way in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, showing a record of 41 points from their 32 games played so far,
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|Rushden & D.||6||2||2||2||14||7||8|
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
|Rushden & D.||Not drawn a match in their last 4 .|
|Mansfield Town||7 games since last away draw.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.