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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 13 Aug||Arbroath||1 - 0||East Fife||SCD3|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Apr||East Fife||1 - 2||Arbroath||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 21 Feb||Arbroath||0 - 0||East Fife||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Dec||East Fife||0 - 1||Arbroath||SCD2|
|2003/2004||Sat 18 Oct||Arbroath||0 - 1||East Fife||SCD2|
|2001/2002||Tue 11 Sep||East Fife||1 - 0||Arbroath||SLGC|
|1998/1999||Sat 24 Apr||East Fife||1 - 2||Arbroath||SCD2|
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.
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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
|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.