FootyMAD's Cowdenbeath match preview

Last updated : 27 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arbroath v Cowdenbeath fixture

Arbroath prepare to entertain Cowdenbeath at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 55 games played, Red Lichties have recorded 26 wins, and Cowdenbeath have come away with 16 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gayfield Park was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Tue 06 DecCowdenbeath3 - 2ArbroathSCD3
2005/2006Sat 24 SepArbroath0-3CowdenbeathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 28 MarArbroath2 - 0CowdenbeathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 07 FebCowdenbeath3 - 1ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 13 DecArbroath3 - 2CowdenbeathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 18 OctCowdenbeath0 - 4ArbroathSCD3
1996/1997Sat 15 MarCowdenbeath1 - 1ArbroathSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. In this time, Red Lichties have rattled up an impressive 18 goals, and conceded 7.

Cowdenbeath have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Blue Brazil's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Arbroath lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 25 points from their 20 games so far. Cowdenbeath are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 40 points from 20 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Arbroath are starting to turn Gayfield Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occassion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath Won 5 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 13 .
Cowdenbeath Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.