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:|
|2006/2007||Tue 27 Mar||Arbroath||3 - 2||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Wed 14 Mar||East Stirling||1 - 5||Arbroath||SCD3|
|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|
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.
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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
|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.