FootyMAD's Albion Rovers match preview

Last updated : 21 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arbroath v Albion Rovers fixture

Arbroath play host to Albion Rovers at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Red Lichties are clearly on top, having won 36 and lost only 14 of the 64 games.

The last time the two teams met at Arbroath was back in December 1997, over five years ago, with Arbroath running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 06 AugAlbion Rvs.2 - 2ArbroathSCD3
2004/2005Sat 11 DecAlbion Rvs.0 - 1ArbroathSFAC
1997/1998Wed 29 AprAlbion Rvs.0 - 2ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 04 AprAlbion Rvs.0 - 1ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 20 DecArbroath3-1Albion Rvs.SCD3
1997/1998Sat 04 OctArbroath3 - 0Albion Rvs.SCD3
1996/1997Sat 19 AprAlbion Rvs.1 - 2ArbroathSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Red Lichties's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Albion Rvs. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Wee Rovers have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arbroath lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 10 points from their 10 games so far. Albion Rvs. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 9 games have yielded only 5 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Albion Rvs.60156171

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Red Lichties's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Albion Rvs.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Albion Rvs. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.