FM Preview: Dunfermline Athletic v Falkirk 26 Dec 2012

Last updated : 25 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Dunfermline Athletic v Falkirk fixture

Falkirk face a trip to Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park on Wednesday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 46 games played, Bairns have recorded 15 wins, and Dunfermline Athletic have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at East End Park was just last season, in May 2011, with Dunfermline Athletic running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Scottish Division One match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 06 Oct Falkirk 2 - 2 Dunfermline A. Scottish Division One
2010/2011 Sat 07 May Dunfermline A. 3-0 Falkirk Scottish Division One
2010/2011 Sat 12 Mar Falkirk 1 - 2 Dunfermline A. Scottish Division One
2010/2011 Tue 15 Feb Dunfermline A. 1 - 1 Falkirk Scottish Division One
2010/2011 Sat 07 Aug Falkirk 0 - 1 Dunfermline A. Scottish Division One
2008/2009 Sun 26 Apr Falkirk 2 - 0 Dunfermline A. Scottish F.A. Cup
2006/2007 Sat 19 May Dunfermline A. 0 - 3 Falkirk Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Dunfermline Athletic have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Pars, with 4 goals against.

The Bairns 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 games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Bairns, and 5 goals against.

Dunfermline Athletic are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 27 points from 14 games.

Falkirk's 20 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Dunfermline Athletic 6 3 1 2 11 9 10
Falkirk 6 4 0 2 11 6 12

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FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Bairns could well see them head back from East End Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Dunfermline Athletic Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Falkirk 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.

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