FootyMAD's Cowdenbeath match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Cowdenbeath v Montrose fixture

Montrose face a trip to Cowdenbeath at Central Park on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gable Endies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2002, as the Bankies edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Scottish League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugMontrose1 - 3CowdenbeathSCD3
2002/2003Tue 10 SepCowdenbeath3 - 2MontroseSLC
2000/2001Sat 14 AprMontrose0 - 1CowdenbeathSCD3
2000/2001Tue 10 AprCowdenbeath2 - 1MontroseSCD3
2000/2001Sat 02 DecMontrose1 - 2CowdenbeathSCD3
2000/2001Sat 30 SepCowdenbeath2 - 0MontroseSCD3
1999/2000Sat 22 AprCowdenbeath2 - 1MontroseSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Cowdenbeath are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Bankies, with 5 goals against.

Montrose have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Gable Endies's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Cowdenbeath's 27 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Montrose see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 21 points from their 17 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Montrose have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Cowdenbeath may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Cowdenbeath Won 4 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Montrose 4 games since last away draw.