FM Preview: East Stirlingshire v Annan Athletic 31 Mar 2012

Footymad preview History of the East Stirlingshire v Annan Athletic fixture

Annan Athletic face a trip to East Stirlingshire at Ochilview on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Black and Golds will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them being consigned to defeat by opponents in 4 of the 7 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ochilview was earlier this season, the Shire carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
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

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Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 15 to 13.

Annan Athletic have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Black and Golds have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

East Stirlingshire find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 30 games have yielded only 21 points.

Annan Athletic lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 41 from their 30 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
East Stirlingshire 6 2 1 3 13 16 7
Annan Athletic 6 0 1 5 6 14 1

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Shire, as the Black and Golds have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
East Stirlingshire Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Annan Athletic Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 6 most recent games.

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