FootyMAD's Stranraer match preview

Last updated : 02 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arbroath v Stranraer fixture

Arbroath prepare to entertain Stranraer at Gayfield Park on Monday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 29 wins out of 41 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Gayfield Park was earlier this season, with Stranraer inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Red Lichties in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 30 OctStranraer2 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2004/2005Sat 28 AugArbroath0-1StranraerSCD2
2000/2001Sun 25 MarStranraer0 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2000/2001Sat 10 MarArbroath2 - 1StranraerSCD2
2000/2001Sat 28 OctArbroath1 - 1StranraerSCD2
2000/2001Sat 26 AugStranraer2 - 1ArbroathSCD2
1999/2000Sat 08 AprStranraer0 - 1ArbroathSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Red Lichties have scored 5, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Stranraer's away form is none too clever either, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The The Blues's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Arbroath are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division Two with a return of just 16 points from their 19 games thus far. Stranraer are holding the final promotion place in the Bells Scottish Division Two, and have accumulated 39 points from the 18 games they have played so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Red Lichties at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the The Blues come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Stranraer Last drawn game 5 outings ago.