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Dumbarton will be hosting the visiting Forfar Athletic at The C&G Systems Stadium in the League One meeting on Saturday.
Our Dumbarton v Forfar Athletic tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below including the latest game odds.
Dumbarton will be wanting a better result here following a 4-0 League One loss in their previous game against Montrose.
Andrew Steeves (8'), Cammy Ballantyne (24', 85') and Russell McLean (40') scored for Montrose.
Dumbarton have really struggled up front in recent times. Their sum of goals stands at just 1 versus opposition teams over their last six fixtures. In those meetings, The Sons have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 10. We will see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, Dumbarton are unbeaten in the league by Forfar Athletic in their previous 5 games.
Previously, Forfar Athletic drew 0-0 in the League One match with Montrose.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Forfar Athletic has become evident of late. A glance at their last 6 meetings shows that it’s occurred 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 8 while The Loons have scored 2.
Heading into this contest, Forfar Athletic haven't won against Dumbarton when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 05/01/2019 tells us that Dumbarton have won 3 of them & Forfar Athletic 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 18 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them from The Sons and 7 belonging to The Loons. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was League One match day 1 on 17/10/2020 and the score finished Forfar Athletic 0-0 Dumbarton.
The referee was Peter Stuart.
Team News: Dumbarton
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy to be concerned about from a near full-strength group. Chris Smith (Groin Injury) misses out.
Team News: Forfar Athletic
Forfar manager Stuart Malcolm has not got a full squad to pick from. Michael Travis (Knock) and Darren Whyte (Knock) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
When taking everything into account, Forfar Athletic will really need to work well to get anything against this Dumbarton outfit who we think will end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re going for a hard-fought 1-0 winning margin for Dumbarton at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The C&G Systems Stadium (2,020)
Captain: Stuart Carswell
Chairman: John Steele
Manager: Jim Duffy
Competitions: League One position 8
⭐ Star Man: Jamie Wilson
Normally used in the position, Jamie Wilson was born in Inverness, Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Dumbarton in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has hit 2 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.