FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 16 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Darlington v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton pack their bags to visit Darlington at George Reynolds Arena on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 27 games played, Cobblers have recorded 5 wins, and Darlington have come away with 12 victories.

The previous match played between the two at George Reynolds Arena was more than three years back, in April 2000, with Northampton inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Quakers in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Fri 22 AugNorthampton1 - 0DarlingtonLD3
1999/2000Sat 15 AprDarlington0 - 1NorthamptonLD3
1999/2000Tue 28 DecNorthampton0 - 3DarlingtonLD3
1996/1997Sat 30 NovDarlington3 - 1NorthamptonLD3
1996/1997Sat 26 OctNorthampton3 - 1DarlingtonLD3
1995/1996Sat 10 FebNorthampton1 - 1DarlingtonLD3
1995/1996Sat 06 JanDarlington1 - 2NorthamptonLD3

Recent respective form guides

Darlington have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Northampton have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Cobblers's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Darlington are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 31 points from 31 matches. Northampton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Three, picking up 42 from their 30 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Cobblers has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Darlington. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington 6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Northampton 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.