FM Preview: Exeter City v Walsall 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Exeter City v Walsall fixture

Exeter City prepare to entertain Walsall at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 36 games played, Grecians have recorded 17 wins, and Walsall have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St James' Park was less than a year ago, in March 2010, the Grecians carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 09 OctWalsall2 - 1Exeter CityLGE1
2009/2010Sat 27 MarExeter City2-1WalsallLGE1
2009/2010Sat 17 OctWalsall3 - 0Exeter CityLGE1
2001/2002Tue 21 AugExeter City0 - 1WalsallLGEC
2000/2001Sat 18 NovWalsall4 - 0Exeter CityFAC
1997/1998Tue 26 AugExeter City0 - 1WalsallLGEC
1997/1998Tue 12 AugWalsall2 - 0Exeter CityLGEC

Recent respective form guides

Exeter City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Grecians in those games, with 10 conceded.

Walsall have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Saddlers have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Exeter City find themselves struggling down in 16th position in the league having picked up 31 points from their 24 matches. Walsall find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 24 games have yielded only 19 points.

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

Its a close one to call, but I think that Grecians's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Walsall. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Exeter City Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Walsall Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.