FM Preview: Arbroath v East Fife 03 Mar 2012

Last updated : 02 March 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Arbroath v East Fife fixture

East Fife face a trip to Arbroath at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 63 games played, Fifers have recorded 21 wins, and Arbroath have come away with 31 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Arbroath running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 14 Jan East Fife 2 - 2 Arbroath Scottish Division Two
2011/2012 Sat 20 Aug Arbroath 3-0 East Fife Scottish Division Two
2009/2010 Sat 01 May Arbroath 2 - 2 East Fife Scottish Division Two
2009/2010 Tue 16 Mar East Fife 3 - 1 Arbroath Scottish Division Two
2009/2010 Wed 27 Jan Arbroath 0 - 1 East Fife Scottish Division Two
2009/2010 Sat 22 Aug East Fife 1 - 1 Arbroath Scottish Division Two
2008/2009 Sat 04 Apr East Fife 0 - 0 Arbroath Scottish Division Two

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

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the Red Lichties in those games, with 9 conceded.

The away form of East Fife is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Fifers have hit 4 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arbroath are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 51 points from 26 games.

East Fife lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 33 from their 25 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Arbroath 6 3 3 0 15 8 12
East Fife 6 2 1 3 10 7 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Red Lichties, as the Fifers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Arbroath Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
East Fife Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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