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, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 3 of the previous 4 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Galabank was earlier this season, the Black and Golds carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Challenge Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
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

Annan Athletic have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

The The Shire have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The The Shire's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Annan Ath. see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 24 points from their 21 games played so far, East Stirling are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 44 points from 21 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Annan Ath.6123895
East Stirling65019415

FootyMad's prediction ...

Annan Ath. are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with East Stirling running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Annan Ath. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
East Stirling 3 successive away victories.
12 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 17 outings ago.