Arbroath face a trip to East Stirlingshire at Firs Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 56 games played, The Red Lichties have recorded 21 wins, and East Stirling have come away with 27 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2006/2007||Sat 11 Nov||Arbroath||1 - 2||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Sat 16 Sep||East Stirling||0 - 2||Arbroath||SCD3|
|2005/2006||Sat 29 Apr||Arbroath||2 - 1||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2005/2006||Sat 25 Feb||East Stirling||0 - 4||Arbroath||SCD3|
|2005/2006||Sat 26 Nov||Arbroath||7 - 2||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2005/2006||Sat 20 Aug||East Stirling||3 - 1||Arbroath||SCD3|
|1997/1998||Sat 02 May||East Stirling||1 - 1||Arbroath||SCD3|
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. The Shire have conceded a disappointing 14 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 2 of their own chances.
Arbroath's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Red Lichties, and 4 goals against.
East Stirling are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 19 matches. Arbroath are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 35 points from 20 games.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Arbroath are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win
|East Stirling||Been beaten in each of their previous 5 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 14 .
|Arbroath||9 games since last away draw.|