FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 10 November 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arbroath v East Stirlingshire fixture

Arbroath prepare to entertain East Stirlingshire at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The The Red Lichties are clearly on top, having won 35 and lost only 6 of the 55 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gayfield Park was less than a year ago, in April 2006, the The Red Lichties 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 16 SepEast Stirling0 - 2ArbroathSCD3
2005/2006Sat 29 AprArbroath2-1East StirlingSCD3
2005/2006Sat 25 FebEast Stirling0 - 4ArbroathSCD3
2005/2006Sat 26 NovArbroath7 - 2East StirlingSCD3
2005/2006Sat 20 AugEast Stirling3 - 1ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 02 MayEast Stirling1 - 1ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 06 DecArbroath3 - 0East StirlingSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of East Stirling is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. The Shire have conceded 17 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Arbroath's total of 22 points from their 13 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Bells Scottish Division Three. East Stirling are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 13 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 ...

Arbroath are not exactly setting the world alight at Gayfield Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past East Stirling in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
East Stirling Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 13 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.