FootyMAD's Forfar Athletic match preview

Last updated : 14 September 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Forfar Athletic v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath face a trip to Forfar Athletic at Station Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 56 games played, The Red Lichties have recorded 19 wins, and Forfar Ath. have come away with 21 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2006, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Scottish Challenge Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Tue 29 AugForfar Ath.1 - 3ArbroathSCC
2004/2005Sat 23 AprArbroath1 - 2Forfar Ath.SCD2
2004/2005Sat 19 FebForfar Ath.1 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2004/2005Sat 01 JanArbroath0 - 2Forfar Ath.SCD2
2004/2005Sat 21 AugForfar Ath.5 - 0ArbroathSCD2
2003/2004Sat 01 MayForfar Ath.1 - 2ArbroathSCD2
2003/2004Tue 16 MarForfar Ath.2 - 2ArbroathSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Forfar Athletic's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Arbroath is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While the The Red Lichties have hit 5 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Forfar Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 3 points from 5 matches. Arbroath see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 5 points from their 5 games played so far,

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

Arbroath are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Station Park with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Forfar Ath. 13 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Arbroath Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.