FM Preview: Annan Athletic v East Stirlingshire 26 Feb 2011

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History of the Annan Athletic v East Stirlingshire fixture

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:
2010/2011Sat 07 AugAnnan Ath.3-1East StirlingSCD3
2009/2010Sat 24 AprEast Stirling3 - 1Annan Ath.SCD3
2009/2010Sat 27 FebAnnan Ath.1 - 0East StirlingSCD3
2009/2010Sat 31 OctEast Stirling1 - 3Annan Ath.SCD3
2009/2010Tue 18 AugAnnan Ath.1 - 0East StirlingSCC
2009/2010Sat 15 AugAnnan Ath.0 - 1East StirlingSCD3
2008/2009Sat 11 AprEast Stirling1 - 1Annan 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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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Annan Ath.62139117
East Stirling61052113

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. 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.