FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 12 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arbroath v East Fife fixture

Arbroath prepare to entertain East Fife at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Red Lichties are clearly on top, winning 53.85% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gayfield Park was just last season, in February 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 17 AprEast Fife1 - 2ArbroathSCD2
2003/2004Sat 21 FebArbroath0-0East FifeSCD2
2003/2004Sat 27 DecEast Fife0 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2003/2004Sat 18 OctArbroath0 - 1East FifeSCD2
2001/2002Tue 11 SepEast Fife1 - 0ArbroathSLGC
1998/1999Sat 24 AprEast Fife1 - 2ArbroathSCD2
1998/1999Sat 19 DecArbroath2 - 1East FifeSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Red Lichties have scored 8, 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 games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Fifers, and 14 goals against.

Arbroath lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 1 points from their 1 games so far. East Fife find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 1 games have yielded only 0 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Fife60245162

FootyMad's prediction ...

Arbroath are in pretty poor form at home recently, and the FootyMad are looking no further than a solitary point from this game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath 13 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
East Fife Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 9 most recent games.