FootyMAD's Grimsby Town match preview

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Last updated : 28 November 2003
History of the Grimsby Town v Tranmere Rovers fixture

Tranmere pack their bags to visit Grimsby Town at Blundell Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 16 occassions, and draw 10, from the 28 games played.

The previous match played between the two at Blundell Park was within the last three years, in April 2001, with Grimsby running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a League Division One match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2000/2001Sat 07 AprGrimsby3 - 1TranmereLD1
2000/2001Sat 09 DecTranmere2 - 0GrimsbyLD1
1999/2000Sat 29 AprGrimsby1 - 2TranmereLD1
1999/2000Tue 19 OctTranmere3 - 2GrimsbyLD1
1998/1999Sat 01 MayGrimsby1 - 0TranmereLD1
1998/1999Sat 05 DecTranmere1 - 2GrimsbyLD1
1996/1997Sat 22 MarGrimsby0 - 0TranmereLD1

Recent respective form guides

Grimsby Town have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The Mariners have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.

In complete contrast to Grimsby, Tranmere are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Rovers have hit 6 goals, 17 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Grimsby see themselves just below half way in the Nationwide League Division Two, showing a record of 26 points from their 19 games played so far, Tranmere are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 19 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Grimsby63218511
Tranmere63217611

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Grimsby Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Tranmere Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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