FM Preview: Annan Athletic v Albion Rovers 19 Feb 2011

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History of the Annan Athletic v Albion Rovers fixture

Annan Ath. prepare to entertain Albion Rovers at Galabank on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 2 of the 5 previous games, with the Black and Golds winning just 1.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Galabank was earlier this season, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 25 JanAlbion Rvs.0 - 0Annan Ath.SCD3
2010/2011Sat 16 OctAnnan Ath.4-1Albion Rvs.SCD3
2009/2010Sat 27 MarAlbion Rvs.1 - 0Annan Ath.SCD3
2009/2010Wed 17 FebAnnan Ath.1 - 2Albion Rvs.SCD3
2009/2010Sat 21 NovAlbion Rvs.0 - 0Annan Ath.SCD3
2009/2010Sat 26 SepAnnan Ath.0 - 0Albion Rvs.SCD3
2008/2009Wed 25 MarAnnan Ath.1 - 1Albion Rvs.SCD3

Recent respective form guides

Annan Athletic's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. A generous 13 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Albion Rvs.'s away form is none too clever either, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Wee Rovers have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Annan Ath. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 31 points from their 19 games so far. Albion Rvs. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 34 points from 20 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Annan Ath.63128610
Albion Rvs.6213677

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Annan Ath. at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Black and Golds will at least gain a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Annan Ath. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Albion Rvs. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.