FootyMAD's East Fife match preview

Last updated : 16 February 2007 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 Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 54 games played, The Red Lichties have recorded 20 wins, and East Fife have come away with 27 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Fifers carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 30 DecArbroath1 - 1East FifeSCD3
2006/2007Sat 19 AugEast Fife2 - 1ArbroathSCD3
2005/2006Sat 22 AprEast Fife0 - 3ArbroathSCD3
2005/2006Sat 18 FebArbroath2 - 1East FifeSCD3
2005/2006Fri 07 OctEast Fife1 - 1ArbroathSCD3
2005/2006Sat 13 AugArbroath1 - 0East FifeSCD3
2003/2004Sat 17 AprEast Fife1 - 2ArbroathSCD2

Recent respective form guides

East Fife have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Fifers have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Arbroath however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Red Lichties, and 4 goals against.

East Fife are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 40 points from 24 games. Arbroath lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 39 from their 22 games so far.

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

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

The Red Lichties's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with East Fife, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
East Fife Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Arbroath 10 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.