FootyMAD's Margate match preview

Last updated : 17 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Margate v Morecambe fixture

Morecambe face a trip to Margate at Crabble on Sunday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. Both of the previous encounters have resulted in a drawn game.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in August 2002, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Conference match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 01 NovMorecambe3 - 3MargateCONF
2002/2003Tue 11 MarMorecambe3 - 0MargateCONF
2002/2003Sat 17 AugMargate1 - 1MorecambeCONF
2001/2002Thu 18 AprMargate1 - 1MorecambeCONF
2001/2002Sat 24 NovMorecambe2 - 1MargateCONF

Recent respective form guides

Margate have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Gate in those games, with 9 conceded.

Morecambe's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The Shrimps's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 15 goals for and 13 against.

Margate find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 50 points from their 40 matches. Morecambe lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide Conference, picking up 65 from their 40 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Shrimps's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Margate, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Margate 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Morecambe 12 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 14 outings ago.