Northampton prepare to entertain Darlington at Sixfields on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Cobblers are clearly on top, having won 15 and lost only 6 of the 28 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Sixfields was just last season, in August 2003, the Cobblers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division Three match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sat 18 Sep||Darlington||1 - 1||Northampton||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Tue 17 Feb||Darlington||1 - 2||Northampton||LGE2|
|2003/2004||Fri 22 Aug||Northampton||1-0||Darlington||LGE2|
|1999/2000||Sat 15 Apr||Darlington||0 - 1||Northampton||LGE2|
|1999/2000||Tue 28 Dec||Northampton||0 - 3||Darlington||LGE2|
|1996/1997||Sat 30 Nov||Darlington||3 - 1||Northampton||LGE2|
|1996/1997||Sat 26 Oct||Northampton||3 - 1||Darlington||LGE2|
Recent respective form guides
Northampton Town have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Cobblers in those games, with 6 conceded.
Darlington have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Quakers have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Northampton are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 43 points from 26 games. Darlington's total of 40 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola League Two.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Northampton may be coming up against a decent side in Darlington, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Cobblers. Home Win
|Northampton||5 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Darlington||8 games since last away draw.|
4 games since last defeat.