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Last updated : 28 December 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Darlington v Milton Keynes Dons fixture

Milton Keynes face a trip to Darlington at Balfour Webnet Darlington Aren on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Dons will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them with only a 20.00% success rate in the fixture.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2006, the The Quakers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a League Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 22 SepMilton Keynes1 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2006/2007Sat 14 AprMilton Keynes1 - 0DarlingtonLGE2
2006/2007Sat 25 NovDarlington1 - 0Milton KeynesLGE2
1982/1983Sat 09 AprWimbledon3 - 1DarlingtonLGE2
1982/1983Sat 04 DecDarlington0 - 2WimbledonLGE2
1980/1981Tue 17 MarDarlington4 - 1WimbledonLGE2
1980/1981Sat 06 DecWimbledon1 - 1DarlingtonLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Darlington are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. The The Quakers have scored 9 and conceded 2 during this period.

Milton Keynes'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 10 goals for the The Dons, and 5 goals against.

Darlington are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola League Two, and have accumulated 40 points from the 20 games they have played so far. Milton Keynes are leading the way in the Coca-Cola League Two, with their 22 games giving them a return of 48 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Milton Keynes641112513

FootyMad's prediction ...

Milton Keynes are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Darlington. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Darlington Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Milton Keynes 5 successive away victories.
7 games since last away draw.
6 games since last defeat.