FM Preview: Dunfermline Athletic v Rangers 24 Sep 2011

Last updated : 23 September 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Dunfermline Athletic v Rangers fixture

Dunfermline Athletic play host to Rangers at East End Park at lunchtime on Saturday, determined to stop the rot against their opponents, having fallen to defeat against their opponents 37 times out of 55.

The last time the two teams met at Dunfermline Athletic was just over four years ago, in January 2007, with Rangers inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Pars in a Scottish Premier match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Tue 21 Sep Rangers 7 - 2 Dunfermline A. Scottish League Cup
2006/2007 Sun 21 Jan Dunfermline A. 0-1 Rangers Scottish Premier
2006/2007 Sun 07 Jan Dunfermline A. 3 - 2 Rangers Scottish F.A. Cup
2006/2007 Sat 11 Nov Rangers 2 - 0 Dunfermline A. Scottish Premier
2006/2007 Wed 20 Sep Dunfermline A. 0 - 2 Rangers Scottish League Cup
2006/2007 Sun 13 Aug Dunfermline A. 1 - 1 Rangers Scottish Premier
2005/2006 Sat 25 Mar Rangers 1 - 0 Dunfermline A. Scottish Premier

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Recent respective form guides

Dunfermline Athletic have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.

The Gers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Gers, and 5 goals against.

Dunfermline Athletic see themselves just below half way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, showing a record of 9 points from their 7 games played so far,

Rangers are leading the way in the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier, with their 7 games giving them a return of 19 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Dunfermline Athletic 6 2 1 3 9 11 7
Rangers 6 4 1 1 13 6 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at East End Park for the Pars and the Madmen are unable to see past Rangers claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Dunfermline Athletic Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Rangers 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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