FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 19 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Stirlingshire v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath travel to take on East Stirlingshire at Firs Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 53 games played, Red Lichties have recorded 19 wins, and East Stirling have come away with 26 victories.

The last time the two teams met at East Stirling was back in May 1998, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline 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:
1997/1998Sat 02 MayEast Stirling1 - 1ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 06 DecArbroath3 - 0East StirlingSCD3
1997/1998Sat 01 NovEast Stirling1 - 2ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 16 AugArbroath2 - 0East StirlingSCD3
1996/1997Sat 10 MayEast Stirling3 - 0ArbroathSCD3
1996/1997Tue 04 MarArbroath1 - 2East StirlingSCD3
1996/1997Wed 26 FebEast Stirling0 - 0ArbroathSCD3

Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire's woeful home form means they have chalked up just a single victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While The Shire have scored 4, a worringly large 15 have been leaked at the other end.

Arbroath's away form is none too clever either, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Red Lichties have hit 10 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

East Stirling are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 0 points from 2 matches. Arbroath's total of 4 points from their 2 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Three.

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

Nothing appears to be going right for the Red Lichties out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at East Stirling. Away win

Sequence statistics:
East Stirling Been beaten in each of their previous 5 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 10 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 10 most recent games.
Arbroath Not won in previous 8 away matches.