FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 28 September 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 57 games played, The Red Lichties have recorded 22 wins, and East Stirling have come away with 27 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2007, where Arbroath annihilated the The Red Lichties 1 - 5 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:
2006/2007Tue 27 MarArbroath3 - 2East StirlingSCD3
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

Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A generous 12 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Arbroath is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the The Red Lichties have hit 8 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

East Stirling's total of 12 points from their 7 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three. Arbroath lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 11 from their 7 games so far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Shire, as the The Red Lichties have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
East Stirling Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Arbroath 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.