FootyMAD's Arbroath match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arbroath v East Fife fixture

East Fife face a trip to Arbroath at Gayfield Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Fifers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with East Fife inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the The Red Lichties in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 29 NovEast Fife2 - 0ArbroathSFAC
2008/2009Sat 25 OctEast Fife3 - 2ArbroathSCD2
2008/2009Sat 23 AugArbroath0 - 1East FifeSCD2
2007/2008Sat 19 AprEast Fife2 - 1ArbroathSCD3
2007/2008Sat 26 JanArbroath0 - 1East FifeSCD3
2007/2008Wed 26 DecEast Fife0 - 2ArbroathSCD3
2007/2008Sat 11 AugArbroath2 - 3East FifeSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. The The Red Lichties's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

East Fife's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Fifers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Arbroath are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 18 points from 19 matches. East Fife lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 28 from their 20 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the Fifers has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Arbroath. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath 7 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
East Fife 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.