FootyMAD's Stranraer match preview

Last updated : 05 October 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stranraer v Arbroath fixture

Arbroath pack their bags to visit Stranraer at Stair Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 42 games played, The Red Lichties have recorded 16 wins, and Stranraer have come away with 21 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Stair Park was within the last three years, in March 2005, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3 - 3 draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 30 JulArbroath1 - 3StranraerSCC
2004/2005Sat 12 MarStranraer3 - 3ArbroathSCD2
2004/2005Mon 03 JanArbroath0 - 4StranraerSCD2
2004/2005Sat 30 OctStranraer2 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2004/2005Sat 28 AugArbroath0 - 1StranraerSCD2
2000/2001Sun 25 MarStranraer0 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2000/2001Sat 10 MarArbroath2 - 1StranraerSCD2

Recent respective form guides

Stranraer have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the The Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.

Arbroath have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Red Lichties have hit 11 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Stranraer are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 16 points from 8 games. Arbroath are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 14 points from 8 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Arbroath have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Stranraer may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Stranraer Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Arbroath 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.