FootyMAD's Gretna match preview

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Gretna v Partick Thistle fixture

Partick Th. face a trip to Gretna at Raydale Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The only previous meeting between the two sides yielded a draw.

The only previous meeting between Gretna and Partick Th. at was earlier this season, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 12 NovPartick Th.3 - 3GretnaSCD2
2005/2006Sat 17 SepGretna2 - 2Partick Th.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Gretna have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, Black and Whites have rattled up an impressive 20 goals, and conceded 4.

Partick Th.'s away form is equally impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the The Jags, and 10 goals against.

Gretna are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division Two, with their 20 games giving them a return of 49 points. Partick Th. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 39 points from 21 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Partick Th. are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Gretna 9 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Partick Th. 4 successive away victories.
8 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.