FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 26 December 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the East Fife v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath pack their bags to visit East Fife at Bayview Stadium on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Red Lichties will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Bayview Stadium was within the last three years, in September 2001, the Fifers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Scottish League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 18 OctArbroath0 - 1East FifeSCD2
2001/2002Tue 11 SepEast Fife1 - 0ArbroathSLC
1998/1999Sat 24 AprEast Fife1 - 2ArbroathSCD2
1998/1999Sat 19 DecArbroath2 - 1East FifeSCD2
1998/1999Sat 17 OctEast Fife0 - 3ArbroathSCD2
1998/1999Tue 04 AugArbroath0 - 2East FifeSCD2
1993/1994Sat 30 AprEast Fife1 - 2ArbroathSCD2

Recent respective form guides

East Fife's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Fifers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The away form of Arbroath is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Red Lichties have hit 7 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

East Fife see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division Two, showing a record of 21 points from their 16 games played so far, Arbroath are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 16 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Fifers, as the Red Lichties have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
East Fife Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Arbroath 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.