FootyMAD's Forfar Athletic match preview

Last updated : 15 March 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Forfar Athletic v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath pack their bags to visit Forfar Athletic at Station Park on Tuesday 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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 13 MarArbroath0 - 1Forfar Ath.SCD2
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

Recent respective form guides

Forfar Athletic have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The Loons's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Arbroath have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Red Lichties have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Forfar Ath. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 39 points from 25 games. Arbroath are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division Two with a return of just 25 points from their 25 games thus far.

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

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Loons. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Forfar Ath. Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Arbroath Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.