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History of the Arbroath v Montrose fixture

Arbroath play host to Montrose at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 48 games played, Red Lichties have recorded 24 wins, and Montrose have come away with 11 victories.

The last time the two teams met at Arbroath was back in April 1998, over five years ago, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller, 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:
2005/2006Sat 27 AugMontrose1 - 0ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 25 AprArbroath4-2MontroseSCD3
1997/1998Sat 27 DecMontrose1 - 0ArbroathSCD3
1997/1998Sat 25 OctArbroath1 - 2MontroseSCD3
1997/1998Sat 23 AugMontrose0 - 3ArbroathSCD3
1996/1997Sat 12 AprArbroath1 - 1MontroseSCD3
1996/1997Sat 15 FebMontrose1 - 0ArbroathSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Red Lichties have scored 6, a worringly large 9 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Montrose is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Gable Endies have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arbroath see themselves just below half way in the Bells Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 10 points from their 12 games played so far, Montrose lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 13 from their 12 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Arbroath61236105
Montrose6222768

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its not been a very profitable last few weeks for Arbroath, and I'm afraid the Footymad team cannot see it getting too much better here. Look no further than honours being even at the end of this one. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Montrose Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.