FM Preview: Annan Athletic v East Stirlingshire 16 Feb 2013

Footymad preview History of the Annan Athletic v East Stirlingshire fixture

Annan Athletic prepare to entertain East Stirlingshire at Galabank on Saturday afternoon, aiming to maintain a near-perfect record against their opponents. The Black and Golds have tasted victory on 8 of the 10 occasions the teams have met.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Galabank was earlier this season, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5-2 thriller, in a Scottish Division Three match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 22 Dec East Stirling 2 - 2 Annan Ath. Scottish Division Three
2012/2013 Sat 27 Oct Annan Ath. 5-2 East Stirling Scottish Division Three
2011/2012 Sat 31 Mar East Stirling 0 - 4 Annan Ath. Scottish Division Three
2011/2012 Sat 28 Jan Annan Ath. 2 - 2 East Stirling Scottish Division Three
2011/2012 Sat 03 Dec East Stirling 1 - 0 Annan Ath. Scottish Division Three
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Annan Ath. 3 - 0 East Stirling Scottish Division Three
2010/2011 Sat 07 May East Stirling 2 - 0 Annan Ath. Scottish Division Three

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Annan Athletic have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Black and Golds's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

East Stirlingshire have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Shire have hit 8 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Annan Athletic lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 28 points from their 23 games so far.

East Stirlingshire are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 23 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Annan Athletic 6 2 2 2 9 11 8
East Stirlingshire 6 1 2 3 9 14 5

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Annan Athletic are not exactly setting the world alight at Galabank at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past East Stirlingshire in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Annan Athletic Not won in the 3 most recent games.
East Stirlingshire Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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