FM Preview: Annan Athletic v East Stirlingshire 28 Jan 2012

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 claimed victory from 7 of the previous 8 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Galabank was earlier this season, with Annan Athletic running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2010/2011 Tue 15 Mar East Stirling 1 - 5 Annan Ath. Scottish Division Three
2010/2011 Sat 26 Feb Annan Ath. 2 - 1 East Stirling Scottish Division Three
2010/2011 Sat 07 Aug Annan Ath. 3 - 1 East Stirling Scottish Division Three
2009/2010 Sat 24 Apr East Stirling 3 - 1 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 only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of East Stirlingshire is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Shire have conceded 18 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Annan Athletic's total of 34 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three.

East Stirlingshire find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 21 games have yielded only 12 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Annan Athletic 6 2 1 3 9 11 7
East Stirlingshire 6 1 1 4 6 11 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but we think that Black and Golds's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past East Stirlingshire. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Annan Athletic Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
East Stirlingshire Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 7 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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