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The League One game at Balmoral Stadium on Saturday will see home team Cove Rangers take to the field against opponents Dumbarton.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Cove Rangers v Dumbarton game - plus the latest betting odds.
Cove Rangers will play in this game following on from a 1-1 League One drawn match vs Clyde.
The only name on the scoresheet from Cove Rangers was Connor Scully (76'). David Goodwillie (78') scored for Clyde.
Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Cove Rangers have been involved. Regarding the goal distribution in this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 6 while The Wee Rangers managed a tally of 5. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Coming into this meeting, Cove Rangers are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Dumbarton come into this game following a 2-1 League One win vs East Fife in their most recent match.
For Dumbarton, goals were scored by Ryan McGeever (3') and Adam Frizzell (68'). Ross Dunlop (90') was the scorer for East Fife.
For 5 of the prior six games featuring Dumbarton, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell is a meagre 1.33, with the average goals for The Sons being 0.5.
Coming into this clash, Dumbarton are without an away win for the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
The previous league fixture featuring the two was League One match day 8 on 12/12/2020 and the score finished Dumbarton 1-0 Cove Rangers.
The match was refereed by Greg Aitken.
Team News: Cove Rangers
Harry Milne (Ankle Surgery) and Jamie Masson (Ankle Injury) will not be taking part for Cove manager Paul Hartley.
Team News: Dumbarton
Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Daniel Church (Knock) and Joshua Bradley-Hurst (Knock) miss out here.
We feel that Cove Rangers will most probably score a couple of goals against Dumbarton, who may well struggle to find the back of the net.
We’re therefore anticipating a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Cove Rangers come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Balmoral Stadium (2,602)
Captain: Mitch Megginson
Chairman: Keith Moorhouse
Manager: Paul Hartley
Competitions: League One position 2
🔑 Star Player: Mitch Megginson
Normally played in the Striker position, Mitch Megginson was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. After having made a senior debut playing for Aberdeen in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 9 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 12 appearances.