FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 24 April 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Darlington v Brentford fixture

Brentford face a trip to Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 7 of the 16 previous games, with the hosts winning just 5.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2008, with Darlington running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 22 NovBrentford1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2007/2008Sat 01 MarDarlington3 - 1BrentfordLGE2
2007/2008Sat 17 NovBrentford0 - 2DarlingtonLGE2
1998/1999Tue 27 AprDarlington2 - 2BrentfordLGE2
1998/1999Sat 26 SepBrentford3 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
1991/1992Fri 17 AprBrentford4 - 1DarlingtonLGE1
1991/1992Sat 21 SepDarlington1 - 2BrentfordLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Darlington are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

The away form of Brentford however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Bees's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Darlington's 59 points from 44 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Brentford are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 44 games giving them a return of 79 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bees have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Brentford Last drawn game 4 outings ago.