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Dumbarton will be the visitors at Balmoor Stadium on Saturday for the League One showdown with home team Peterhead.
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Peterhead will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-3 League Cup loss in their previous game against St Johnstone.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Peterhead have shown defensive steel. The reality is that The Blue Toon have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals during that time.
Heading into this contest, Peterhead are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Kilmarnock in League Cup competition, Dumbarton and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Dumbarton has been apparent recently. Checking on their last six games shows that this has occurred 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal tally of 8 while The Sons have scored 4. With no two games being the same, we will just have to wait and see if the trend will be sustained here in this match or not.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 09/04/2011 shows us that Peterhead have won 1 of these games and Dumbarton 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 25 overall at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
The previous league match featuring the two was League One match day 22 on 25/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Peterhead 1-0 Dumbarton.
The referee was Steven Kirkland.
Team News: Peterhead
Isaac Layne (Knee Problems), Josh Mulligan (Ankle Injury) and Gary MacKenzie (Ankle Injury) won’t be available for Peterhead gaffer Jim McInally.
Team News: Dumbarton
Due to a mostly available squad, there is just the one fitness problem for the Dumbarton boss Jim Duffy to be concerned with. Chris Smith (Groin Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re thinking that Peterhead have it within them to have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the other end, Dumbarton may well find it hard to make a breakthrough although we do think that they will probably end up converting at least once here.
We’re therefore anticipating a controlled 3-1 margin for Peterhead at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Balmoor Stadium (3,150)
Captain: Scott Brown
Chairman: Rodger Morrison
Manager: Jim McInally
Competitions: League One position 8, League Cup (Group C)
⭐ Star Player: Ben Armour
Usually playing in the Striker position, Ben Armour was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Greenock Morton in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 1 appearances.