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History of the East Stirlingshire v Annan Athletic fixture

Annan Ath. face a trip to East Stirlingshire at Ochilview on Saturday afternoon, looking to break their duck against the hosts. The two previous games have resulted in one drawn game and one defeat for the Black and Golds.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish Division Three match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Tue 18 AugAnnan Ath.1 - 0East StirlingSCC
2009/2010Sat 15 AugAnnan Ath.0 - 1East StirlingSCD3
2008/2009Sat 11 AprEast Stirling1 - 1Annan Ath.SCD3
2008/2009Sat 24 JanAnnan Ath.4 - 0East StirlingSCD3
2008/2009Wed 12 NovEast Stirling2 - 1Annan Ath.SCD3
2008/2009Sat 16 AugAnnan Ath.2 - 1East StirlingSCD3

Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.

The away form of Annan Ath. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Black and Golds have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

East Stirling are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, with their 10 games giving them a return of 20 points. Annan Ath. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 12 from their 10 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Stirling631291010
Annan Ath.6213477

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
East Stirling Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Annan Ath. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.