FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 06 October 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Fife v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath face a trip to East Fife at Bayview Stadium on Friday 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 most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2004, with Arbroath inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Fifers 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:
2005/2006Sat 13 AugArbroath1 - 0East FifeSCD3
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

Recent respective form guides

East Fife have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While Fifers have scored 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Arbroath is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Red Lichties have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

East Fife's total of 15 points from their 8 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Three. Arbroath are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 6 points from 8 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 ...

Red Lichties are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against East Fife. Home win

Sequence statistics:
East Fife Won 3 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Arbroath Not won in previous 12 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.