As usual first look is at the recent results of the two teams, which has been pretty contrasting. Swindon haven't been doing well recently with their last game being a devastating 1-0 defeat away to fellow relegation rivals Plymouth, in which they started really well, but failed to capitalise on dominance before Rory Fallon scored the only goal of the game for the Pilgrims. Their last Saturday game was a 0-0 draw at home to other relegation rivals Walsall, neither side showed any real intent in a game that was pretty drab and short of goal mouth action from start to finish. The Daggers on the other hand have been playing well recently, a 1-0 win in the Essex derby on Tuesday night will give them great confidence for this. The only goal was scored by Bas Savage in a tight affair with neither team playing their best, but Dagenham & Redbridge ground out the result to get them out of the drop zone. Our last Saturday game was a 2-0 victory at the Memorial Stadium against Bristol Rovers. Danny Green & Romain Vincelot scored the goals to help us on our way against a poor Rovers side who looked near certainties for the drop on Saturday, but have picked up slightly since then.
|Savage netted in midweek|
|Ritchie in his Daggers |
Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 Swindon Town 2010/2011
Swindon Town 1-2 Dagenham (predecessor) 1984/1985
Dagenham (predecessor) 0-0 Swindon Town 1984/1985
Ilford (predecessor) 2-4 Swindon Town 1933/1934
The referee for this one is Mr G Sutton, the Dag & Red game's he's reffed are;-
Port Vale 3-1 Dagenham & Redbridge 2009/2010
Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 Cheltenham Town 2009/2010
Hartlepool United 2-1 Dagenham & Redbridge 2005/2006
This game is likely to be tight, with both teams in desperate need of the points, Swindon more so I suppose it's anyone's to call. On form and recent results Dagenham & Redbridge should win this one, but this is football and under new boss Paul Hart Swindon are liable to get a result out of this.
My prediction is Swindon Town 1-1 Dagenham & Redbridge.
Everytime i predict a draw we seem to win, so lets hope we can keep it up !!