FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 14 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Northampton Town v Darlington fixture

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:
2004/2005Sat 18 SepDarlington1 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
2003/2004Tue 17 FebDarlington1 - 2NorthamptonLGE2
2003/2004Fri 22 AugNorthampton1-0DarlingtonLGE2
1999/2000Sat 15 AprDarlington0 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
1999/2000Tue 28 DecNorthampton0 - 3DarlingtonLGE2
1996/1997Sat 30 NovDarlington3 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
1996/1997Sat 26 OctNorthampton3 - 1DarlingtonLGE2

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP

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

Sequence statistics:
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.