FM Preview: Ayr United v East Fife 08 Dec 2010

Last updated : 07 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ayr United v East Fife fixture

East Fife face a trip to Ayr United at Somerset Park, Ayr on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Fifers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 16 occasions, and draw 9, from the 26 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in April 2009, with Ayr Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 18 SepEast Fife2 - 3Ayr Utd.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 25 AprAyr Utd.2 - 0East FifeSCD2
2008/2009Wed 18 MarEast Fife0 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 22 NovAyr Utd.4 - 2East FifeSCD2
2008/2009Sat 27 SepEast Fife3 - 0Ayr Utd.SCD2
1995/1996Sat 27 AprAyr Utd.1 - 0East FifeSCD2
1995/1996Sat 24 FebEast Fife1 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Honest Men have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 3.

In complete contrast to Ayr Utd., East Fife are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Fifers have hit 7 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Ayr Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 23 points from 13 games. East Fife see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, showing a record of 13 points from their 13 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.6402151012
East Fife621312147

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Ayr Utd. Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
East Fife Not won in previous 10 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.