This week, Falkirk and Dumbarton take a break from League One and instead turn their attention to what will be The Bairns’ final match in the Betfred Cup group stage.
Dumbarton currently sit third in the League One standings and despite losing to East Fife at the weekend, they remain just one point behind Falkirk after taking six crucial points from Clyde and Airdrieonians. Their Cup form however, is another story. Although tomorrow night’s tie will only be their third match in the competition this season, they are still to win in group E.
Falkirk now have a golden opportunity to progress to the next round of the Betfred Cup following wins against Clyde and Kilmarnock, the latter unfortunately coming in the form of a 3-0 Kilmarnock forfeit as a result of Covid-19, while the home team will be looking to get some points on the board.
The Bairns go into their final group stage game with all the confidence that comes with an unbeaten start to the league. After leaving it late to salvage a point away to Partick Thistle at the weekend, the squad will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak with a win in Dumbarton.
The two teams are no strangers to one another, having played together in both League One and the Championship over the last few seasons. Falkirk head to Dumbarton tomorrow evening boasting a fantastic record against their opponents, who’s last win against Falkirk came four years ago in 2016. Some of the more recent encounters that stand out were from last season when The Bairns beat The Sons 3-0 and 6-0 at the Falkirk Stadium.
The only headache going into Tuesday night’s game is the selection headache for managers David McCracken and Lee Miller. With PJ Morrison putting in two solid performances and saving a penalty at the weekend after stepping in for suspended Robbie Mutch, as well as some impressive displays from substitutes in recent weeks, it leaves the co-managers with the one problem that every manager wants to have; who to pick.
With a number of players in good form, an unbeaten streak behind them and a dominating record over tomorrow’s opponents, it would seem that Falkirk are the clear favourites heading into the tie, however David McCracken knows that it will be a tough match for his team who will need to be at their best to extend their unbeaten run since the start of the season, as well as their unbeaten run against Dumbarton.
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