FootyMAD's Chesterfield match preview

Last updated : 22 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Northampton Town v Chesterfield fixture

Northampton are ready to welcome Chesterfield to Sixfields on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 17 games played, Cobblers have recorded 7 wins, and Chesterfield have come away with 6 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Sixfields was within the last three years, in April 2007, the Cobblers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010 Sat 15 Aug Chesterfield 1 - 0 Northampton LGE2
2006/2007 Sat 21 Apr Northampton 1-0 Chesterfield LGE1
2006/2007 Wed 06 Dec Chesterfield 0 - 0 Northampton LGE1
2002/2003 Thu 26 Dec Northampton 0 - 1 Chesterfield LGE1
2002/2003 Tue 27 Aug Chesterfield 4 - 0 Northampton LGE1
2001/2002 Sat 23 Feb Chesterfield 2 - 2 Northampton LGE1
2001/2002 Sat 15 Sep Northampton 0 - 2 Chesterfield LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Northampton Town have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Cobblers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Chesterfield's away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Spireites's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Northampton find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 24 matches. Chesterfield lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola League Two, picking up 35 from their 23 games so far.

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

Current form guides: P W D L F A P
Northampton 6 2 3 1 7 6 9
Chesterfield 6 1 0 5 5 9 3

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Northampton at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Cobblers will at least gain a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Northampton Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Chesterfield Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.