FM Preview: Grimsby Town v Barrow 30 Mar 2013

Footymad preview History of the Grimsby Town v Barrow fixture

Barrow face a trip to Grimsby Town at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, with the intention of improving a poor record there. The have ended up losing on 13 of the 15 occasions the two teams have clashed.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Blundell Park was just last season, in October 2011, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-2 thriller, in a (Conference) Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Tue 04 Sep Barrow 2 - 2 Grimsby Town (Conference) Premier
2011/2012 Tue 24 Jan Barrow 2 - 2 Grimsby Town (Conference) Premier
2011/2012 Tue 11 Oct Grimsby Town 5-2 Barrow (Conference) Premier
2010/2011 Sat 23 Apr Barrow 0 - 2 Grimsby Town (Conference) Premier
2010/2011 Sat 20 Nov Grimsby Town 1 - 1 Barrow (Conference) Premier
1971/1972 Sat 18 Dec Grimsby Town 2 - 0 Barrow Fourth Division
1971/1972 Sat 04 Sep Barrow 0 - 0 Grimsby Town Fourth Division

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Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Mighty Mariners in those games, with 7 conceded.

Barrow have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Bluebirds have hit 6 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Grimsby Town's total of 65 points from their 38 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Blue Square (Conference) Premier.

Barrow are stuck down in the relegation zone of Blue Square (Conference) Premier with a return of just 40 points from their 38 games thus far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Grimsby Town 6 1 1 4 3 8 4
Barrow 6 2 1 3 5 6 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Mighty Mariners, as the Bluebirds have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Grimsby Town Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Barrow Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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