FootyMAD's Darlington match preview

Last updated : 08 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Darlington v Exeter City fixture

Exeter City travel to take on Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Grecians will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 17 and win only 5 of the 29 games.

The last time the two teams met at Darlington was back in March 2003, over five years ago, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 15 MarDarlington2 - 2Exeter CityLGE2
2002/2003Sat 26 OctExeter City0 - 4DarlingtonLGE2
2001/2002Sat 02 MarExeter City4 - 2DarlingtonLGE2
2001/2002Sat 22 SepDarlington4 - 0Exeter CityLGE2
2000/2001Tue 27 MarExeter City1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
2000/2001Sat 19 AugDarlington1 - 1Exeter CityLGE2
1999/2000Sat 12 FebExeter City1 - 4DarlingtonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The The Quakers's have scored 10 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

The Grecians have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Grecians's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 12 goals for and 10 against.

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

Exeter City are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Darlington. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Exeter City Undefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.