FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 16 March 2007 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 7 of the 56 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gayfield Park was earlier this season, with East Stirling inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the The Red Lichties in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 14 MarEast Stirling1 - 5ArbroathSCD3
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

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the The Red Lichties score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The away form of East Stirling is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Shire have hit 4 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arbroath are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 55 points from 28 games. East Stirling find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 28 games have yielded only 21 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Stirling60243112

FootyMad's prediction ...

With the The Red Lichties being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
East Stirling Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 9 most recent games.