FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 25 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Darlington v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton pack their bags to visit Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 31 games played, Cobblers have recorded 7 wins, and Darlington have come away with 12 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren was within the last three years, in November 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 20 NovNorthampton2 - 1DarlingtonFAC
2007/2008Sat 10 NovDarlington1 - 1NorthamptonFAC
2005/2006Sat 15 AprDarlington0 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
2005/2006Sat 01 OctNorthampton0 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 15 JanNorthampton1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 18 SepDarlington1 - 1NorthamptonLGE2
2003/2004Tue 17 FebDarlington1 - 2NorthamptonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The Quakers have conceded a disappointing 9 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Northampton's away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Cobblers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Darlington find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 23 games have yielded only 11 points. Northampton see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 33 points from their 26 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Cobblers of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren with Northampton coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 16 .
Northampton Undefeated in last 4 away games.
8 games since last defeat.