FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Stirlingshire v Arbroath fixture

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:
2006/2007Sat 11 NovArbroath1 - 2East StirlingSCD3
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

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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.