FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 20 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arbroath v East Fife fixture

Arbroath prepare to entertain East Fife at Gayfield Park on Saturday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Red Lichties are clearly on top, winning 54.90% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gayfield Park was earlier this season, with East Fife inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Red Lichties in a Scottish Division Two match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 27 DecEast Fife0 - 1ArbroathSCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Red Lichties have scored 7, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

East Fife's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Fifers's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 7.

Arbroath are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division Two with a return of just 24 points from their 22 games thus far. East Fife are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 28 points from 23 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Fife6114254

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Arbroath at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Red Lichties will at least gain a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
East Fife Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.