FootyMAD's Rushden & Diamonds match preview

Last updated : 23 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Notts. County v Rushden & Diamonds fixture

Notts. County prepare to entertain Rushden & Diamonds at Meadow Lane on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. Out of their two previous meetings, the Magpies have drawn one game and lost the other.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Meadow Lane was less than a year ago, in February 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 19 FebNotts. County1-1Rushden & D.LGE2
2004/2005Sat 30 OctRushden & D.5 - 1Notts. CountyLGE2
2003/2004Tue 16 MarRushden & D.2 - 1Notts. CountyLGE1
2003/2004Tue 16 SepNotts. County1 - 3Rushden & D.LGE1

Recent respective form guides

Notts. County have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 5 conceded.

The away form of Rushden & D. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Diamonds have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Notts. County are just outside the promotion places, in 5th, having taken 16 points from 9 games. Rushden & D. find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 10 points from their 9 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Notts. County6222898
Rushden & D.61237125

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Rushden & D. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Magpies in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Notts. CountyUnbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Rushden & D.Not won in previous 3 away matches.