FootyMAD's Hamilton Academical match preview

Last updated : 21 November 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Hamilton Academical v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath pack their bags to visit Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Red Lichties will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 19 and win only 6 of the 33 games.

The previous match played between the two at New Douglas Park was more than three years back, in February 2000, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 30 AugArbroath2 - 2Hamilton Ac.SCD2
1999/2000Sat 15 AprArbroath1 - 1Hamilton Ac.SCD2
1999/2000Sat 05 FebHamilton Ac.2 - 2ArbroathSCD2
1999/2000Sat 27 NovArbroath1 - 1Hamilton Ac.SCD2
1999/2000Sat 02 OctHamilton Ac.2 - 2ArbroathSCD2
1936/1937Sat 30 DecHamilton Ac.1 - 4ArbroathSC1
1936/1937Sat 30 DecArbroath1 - 2Hamilton Ac.SC1

Recent respective form guides

Hamilton Academical have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Accies in those games, with 11 conceded.

The away form of Arbroath is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Red Lichties have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hamilton Ac. see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division Two, showing a record of 16 points from their 12 games played so far, Arbroath are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 12 matches.

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

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

Sequence statistics:
Hamilton Ac. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Arbroath Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 24 away matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.