FootyMAD's Grimsby Town match preview

Last updated : 10 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Grimsby Town v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton travel to take on Grimsby Town at Blundell Park on Tuesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 14 games played, Cobblers have recorded 5 wins, and Grimsby Town have come away with 7 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Grimsby Town was back in October 1997, over five years ago, the Mariners carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Fri 08 OctNorthampton0 - 1Grimsby TownLGE2
1997/1998Sat 28 FebNorthampton2 - 1Grimsby TownLGE1
1997/1998Sat 11 OctGrimsby Town1 - 0NorthamptonLGE1
1987/1988Sat 26 MarGrimsby Town2 - 2NorthamptonLGE1
1987/1988Sat 24 OctNorthampton2 - 1Grimsby TownLGE1
1978/1979Tue 24 AprNorthampton1 - 2Grimsby TownLGE2
1978/1979Tue 17 OctGrimsby Town4 - 3NorthamptonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Mariners in those games, with 5 conceded.

Northampton have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Cobblers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 10 against.

Grimsby Town find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 33 points from their 25 matches. Northampton are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 40 points from 25 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Northampton are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Grimsby Town. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Northampton 8 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.