Annan Athletic vs Dumbarton Match Info
Match date: 13thJuly 2019
Kick-Off: 3.00 pm
Stadium: Galabank, Annan
Annan Athletic vs Dumbarton Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
25 Jul 2017 Dumbarton 0 – 0 P Annan Athletic
9 May 2009 Annan Athletic 1 – 3 Dumbarton
21 Mar 2009 Dumbarton 0 – 2 Annan Athletic
Matches played: 6
Annan Athletic wins: 3
Dumbarton wins: 3
Annan Athletic vs Dumbarton Stats
- Annan Athletic fell just short of a League One promotion last term
- Dumbarton struggled to pick it up through the pre-season with a 0-2 loss to Hamilton Academical now behind them
- The sides met in League Cup back in 2017 and Galabankies bagged a win on penalties after a goalless draw
Annan Athletic vs Dumbarton Match Preview
Annan Athletic host Dumbarton as they open their League Cup campaign in Group E on Saturday, having failed to secure promotion to League One last term despite great consistency in front of the home fans late in the campaign – where they beat Clyde at Galabank in the Play-offs Finals but suffered a 2-0 loss on the road.
Indeed, Galabankies kept up their winning streak here as they beat Stranraer (1-0) in their pre-season friendly and now come into the match with a 1-1 draw at Linlithgow Rose (1-1), where Peter Murphy surely hopes his men can take the positives and kick off the new campaign in good spirits.
Dumbarton have just as tough a task to get through from Group E and they’ll be no sitting ducks in Annan, as they look for important points. They’ve seen two pre-season friendlies too, where they beat Dundee United in a 3-2 thriller but fell victims to Hamilton Academical (0-2) on Tuesday.
Sons of the Rock have struggled for goalscoring consistency and this was more obvious on the road late last term, which could be more worrying ahead of the trip. They’ve bagged no wins on their last three trips and found the net just twice along the way, which has us feeling they could be in for a disappointment here as well.
We expect a very narrow occasion but we’ll now stick our necks out for Annan Athletic to turn it their way, as we go for a Home win at an eye-catching 15/8 with William Hill – which could be overpriced at this point.
Galabankies will want to base such a success on a tough defensive display once again and if they’re to capitalize on the rivals’ inconsistency, we feel we should be in for a low-scoring contest as we also go for Under 2.5 Goals FT – which comes at 11/10 with bet365.
Annan Athletic vs Dumbarton Betting Tips
Annan Athletic to win @ 15/8 with William Hill
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 11/10 with bet365
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