FootyMAD's Dunfermline Athletic match preview

History of the Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee United fixture

Dundee Utd face a trip to Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Tangerines have won 15 of the 53 games compared to the host's 23 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2002, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a Scottish Premier match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sat 01 MarDundee Utd3 - 0DunfermlineSPL
2002/2003Wed 04 DecDunfermline4 - 1Dundee UtdSPL
2002/2003Sat 14 SepDundee Utd1 - 2DunfermlineSPL
2001/2002Sat 24 NovDunfermline1 - 1Dundee UtdSPL
2001/2002Sat 10 NovDundee Utd0 - 2DunfermlineSPL
2001/2002Sat 18 AugDundee Utd3 - 2DunfermlineSPL
2000/2001Sun 06 MayDundee Utd1 - 0DunfermlineSPL

Recent respective form guides

Dunfermline Athletic have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The Tangerines have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. While the Tangerines have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Dunfermline see themselves just below half way in the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier, showing a record of 12 points from their 9 games played so far, Dundee Utd are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 9 points from 10 matches.

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

This is a game in which both sides are showing indifferent form, so the Madmen are expecting the Tangerines to come away from it with a creditable draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Dunfermline 4 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Dundee Utd Undefeated in last 3 away games.