FM Preview: Morecambe v Torquay United 21 Jan 2012

Last updated : 20 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Morecambe v Torquay United fixture

Morecambe prepare to entertain Torquay United at Globe Arena on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Shrimps have drawn both of the previous games against their opponents, however.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Globe Arena was just last season, in January 2011, the Shrimps carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a League Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 01 Oct Torquay Utd. 1 - 1 Morecambe League Two
2010/2011 Sat 15 Jan Morecambe 2-1 Torquay Utd. League Two
2010/2011 Sat 30 Oct Torquay Utd. 3 - 1 Morecambe League Two
2009/2010 Sat 27 Mar Morecambe 2 - 0 Torquay Utd. League Two
2009/2010 Sat 17 Oct Torquay Utd. 2 - 2 Morecambe League Two

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Recent respective form guides

Morecambe's disastrous home run has meant they have managed only 2 draws from the last six matches. While Shrimps have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Torquay United's away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Gulls's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.

Morecambe's 36 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

Torquay United lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower League Two, picking up 41 from their 25 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Morecambe 6 1 2 3 7 11 5
Torquay United 6 4 1 1 7 5 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Shrimps at home recently, and we can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Gulls come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Morecambe Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Torquay United 5 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.

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