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History of the Mansfield Town v Rushden & Diamonds fixture

Mansfield Town prepare to entertain Rushden & Diamonds at Field Mill on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Half of the previous meetings have ended in defeat for Stags.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Field Mill was just last season, in January 2009, when they played out a goalless draw 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:
2009/2010Sat 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
2004/2005Sat 11 DecMansfield Town0 - 0Rushden & D.LGE2

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, 7 to 6.

Rushden & D. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Diamonds, and 2 goals against.

Mansfield Town lie just outside the playoff positions in the Blue Square (Conference) Premier, picking up 53 points from their 32 games so far. Rushden & D.'s total of 55 points from their 31 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Blue Square (Conference) Premier.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Mansfield Town630314109
Rushden & D.641112213

FootyMad's prediction ...

Your FootyMad panel thinks that Mansfield Town's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Rushden & D.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Mansfield Town 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Rushden & D. 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.