FootyMAD's Forfar Athletic match preview

History of the Forfar Athletic v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath pack their bags to visit Forfar Athletic at Station Park on Saturday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 51 games played, Red Lichties have recorded 17 wins, and Forfar Ath. have come away with 20 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Station Park was within the last three years, in April 2001, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugArbroath0 - 0Forfar Ath.SCD2
2002/2003Tue 06 AugArbroath0 - 2Forfar Ath.SCC
2000/2001Tue 24 AprForfar Ath.1 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2000/2001Tue 02 JanArbroath1 - 1Forfar Ath.SCD2
2000/2001Sat 04 NovForfar Ath.0 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2000/2001Sat 09 SepArbroath3 - 4Forfar Ath.SCD2
1998/1999Sat 13 MarForfar Ath.5 - 2ArbroathSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Forfar Athletic haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Loons in those games, with 9 conceded.

The away form of Arbroath is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Red Lichties have hit 7 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Forfar Ath.'s 24 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Arbroath are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 17 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Forfar Ath.61501198
Arbroath6312121210

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Forfar Ath. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 4 games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Arbroath 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.