FootyMAD's Arbroath match preview

Last updated : 25 December 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, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 60 games played, Fifers have recorded 20 wins, and Arbroath have come away with 30 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 22 AugEast Fife1 - 1ArbroathSCD2
2008/2009Sat 04 AprEast Fife0 - 0ArbroathSCD2
2008/2009Sat 17 JanArbroath0 - 2East FifeSCD2
2008/2009Sat 29 NovEast Fife2 - 0ArbroathSFAC
2008/2009Sat 25 OctEast Fife3 - 2ArbroathSCD2
2008/2009Sat 23 AugArbroath0 - 1East FifeSCD2
2007/2008Sat 19 AprEast Fife2 - 1ArbroathSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. While The Red Lichties have scored 5, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

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 10 goals for and 8 against.

Arbroath are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 17 matches. East Fife are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 17 matches.

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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 Failed to win in previous 8 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
East Fife 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.