FootyMAD's Torquay United match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Torquay United v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton pack their bags to visit Torquay United at Plainmoor on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cobblers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Plainmoor was within the last three years, in November 2001, with Northampton inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Gulls in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 09 AugNorthampton0 - 1Torquay Utd.LD3
2001/2002Sat 17 NovTorquay Utd.1 - 2NorthamptonFAC
1999/2000Sat 06 MayTorquay Utd.1 - 2NorthamptonLD3
1999/2000Sat 09 OctNorthampton3 - 0Torquay Utd.LD3
1996/1997Mon 31 MarTorquay Utd.1 - 2NorthamptonLD3
1996/1997Tue 27 AugNorthampton1 - 1Torquay Utd.LD3
1995/1996Sat 09 DecNorthampton1 - 1Torquay Utd.LD3

Recent respective form guides

Torquay United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Gulls in those games, with 4 conceded.

Northampton have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Cobblers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Torquay Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Three, picking up 37 points from their 25 games so far. Northampton see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division Three, showing a record of 30 points from their 24 games played so far,

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

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Gulls. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Torquay Utd. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Northampton 4 games since last defeat.