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The League Two clash at Borough Briggs on Saturday will see home side Elgin City doing battle with Dumbarton.
Our Elgin City v Dumbarton tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
Elgin City will be hoping for a better result following the 2-1 Challenge Cup defeat last time out to Greenock Morton.
The only scorer from Elgin City was Liam Harvey (16'). Robbie Muirhead (30') scored for Greenock Morton.
Elgin City have been quite ineffective in attack of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 versus opponents during the course of their last six outings. In those games, Elgin City have also seen the tally of goals against them total 10.
Pre-game facts show that Elgin City:
- are unbeaten in the league by Dumbarton in their last 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Kelty Hearts in Challenge Cup competition, Dumbarton and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only player to score from Dumbarton was Michael Ruth (34').
Dumbarton have attacked well in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 11 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Dumbarton have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same outings. That trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, of course.
Coming into this contest, Dumbarton haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 31/03/2009 shows us that Elgin City have won 2 of these and Dumbarton 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A total of 19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 4 from The Black and Whites and 15 belonging to The Sons. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league clash featuring the two was League Two match day 35 on 29/04/2023 when it finished Elgin City 1-0 Dumbarton.
The match was refereed by Dan McFarlane.
Team News: Elgin City
The Elgin City manager Barry Smith does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Dumbarton
With a fully healthy group available to select from, the Dumbarton boss Stephen Farrell has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
We believe that Elgin City may not find it easy to register a score against this Dumbarton lineup who we reckon will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Dumbarton at the conclusion of the game.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borough Briggs (4,520)
Captain: Matthew Cooper
Chairman: Isla Benzie
Manager: Ross Draper
Competitions: League Two position 9, Challenge Cup (Third round)
🔑 Star Player: Russell Dingwall
Generally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Russell Dingwall was born in Dingwall, Scotland. After having made a senior debut playing for Ross County in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 2 league goals in the League Two 2023 - 2024 season to date from a total of 5 appearances.