FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 31 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Darlington v Lincoln City fixture

Lincoln City face a trip to Darlington at 96.6 TFM Darlington Arena on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 50 games played, The Red Imps have recorded 12 wins, and Darlington have come away with 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 31 DecLincoln City2 - 2DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 30 AprLincoln City0 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2004/2005Sat 20 NovDarlington0 - 3Lincoln CityLGE2
2003/2004Sat 24 AprLincoln City1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2003/2004Sat 15 NovDarlington0 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2002/2003Sat 15 FebLincoln City1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2002/2003Sat 02 NovDarlington0 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2

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 The Quakers's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Lincoln City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Darlington's 49 points from 38 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Lincoln City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca Cola League Two, picking up 56 from their 39 games so far.

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

The away form of the The Red Imps has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Darlington. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Lincoln City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.