Annan Ath. 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 claimed victory from 5 of the previous 6 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Galabank was earlier this season, with Annan Ath. running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sat 07 Aug||Annan Ath.||3-1||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2009/2010||Sat 24 Apr||East Stirling||3 - 1||Annan Ath.||SCD3|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Feb||Annan Ath.||1 - 0||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2009/2010||Sat 31 Oct||East Stirling||1 - 3||Annan Ath.||SCD3|
|2009/2010||Tue 18 Aug||Annan Ath.||1 - 0||East Stirling||SCC|
|2009/2010||Sat 15 Aug||Annan Ath.||0 - 1||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2008/2009||Sat 11 Apr||East Stirling||1 - 1||Annan Ath.||SCD3|
Recent respective form guides
Annan Athletic need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Black and Golds have scored 10, a worringly large 15 have been leaked at the other end.
East Stirling's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the The Shire have hit 10 goals, 13 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 32 points from their 21 games so far. East Stirling are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 21 matches.
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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
|Annan Ath.||Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.|
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|East Stirling||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.|
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 5 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.