FM Preview: Morecambe v Accrington Stanley 01 Jan 2011

Last updated : 31 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Morecambe v Accrington Stanley fixture

Accrington S. face a trip to Morecambe at Christie Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Reds 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 December 2009, with Accrington S. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Shrimps in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 06 FebAccrington S.3 - 2MorecambeLGE2
2009/2010Sat 26 DecMorecambe1 - 2Accrington S.LGE2
2008/2009Tue 27 JanAccrington S.1 - 0MorecambeLGE2
2008/2009Tue 28 OctMorecambe1 - 1Accrington S.LGE2
2007/2008Wed 12 MarAccrington S.3 - 2MorecambeLGE2
2007/2008Tue 06 NovMorecambe0 - 1Accrington S.LGE2
2005/2006Mon 20 FebAccrington S.2 - 0MorecambeCONF

Recent respective form guides

Morecambe have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Shrimps in those games, with 4 conceded.

The away form of Accrington S. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the The Reds have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Morecambe are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 19 matches. Accrington S. are currently lying in 20th place in Npower League Two having mustered a points tally of 21 from their 19 matches played.

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Shrimps, as the The Reds have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Morecambe 5 games since last home draw.
Accrington S. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 13 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.