FootyMAD's Grimsby Town match preview

Last updated : 27 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Grimsby Town v Lincoln City fixture

Lincoln City face a trip to Grimsby Town at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Red Imps will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 24 and win only 9 of the 45 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2006, the Mighty Mariners carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 4) match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 16 DecLincoln City2 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2006/2007Tue 17 OctLincoln City0 - 0Grimsby TownASSM
2005/2006Tue 16 MayGrimsby Town2 - 1Lincoln CityD3PO
2005/2006Sat 13 MayLincoln City0 - 1Grimsby TownD3PO
2005/2006Sat 25 MarLincoln City5 - 0Grimsby TownLGE2
2005/2006Wed 28 DecGrimsby Town3 - 0Lincoln CityLGE2
2004/2005Sat 22 JanGrimsby Town2 - 4Lincoln CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Mighty Mariners, with 5 goals against.

Lincoln City have an average recent record on the road, losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. The The Red Imps's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Grimsby Town see themselves just below half way in the Coca-Cola League Two, showing a record of 57 points from their 44 games played so far, Lincoln City are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 70 points from 44 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby Town621310117
Lincoln City6033393

FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form The Red Imps, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Town No sequences of note
Lincoln City Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.