FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

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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 preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. The Black and Golds won the only previous game contested between the two.

The only previous meeting between Annan Ath. and East Stirling at was earlier this season, the Black and Golds carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Wed 12 NovEast Stirling2 - 1Annan Ath.SCD3
2008/2009Sat 16 AugAnnan Ath.2-1East StirlingSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Annan Athletic's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

East Stirling's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The The Shire's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Annan Ath. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 24 points from their 18 games so far. East Stirling's total of 30 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Annan Ath.641112313
East Stirling630313139

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Galabank for the Black and Golds and the Madmen are unable to see past East Stirling claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Annan Ath. 10 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
East Stirling Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.