FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 27 October 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Stirlingshire v East Fife fixture

East Fife face a trip to East Stirlingshire at Firs Park on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 56 games played, Fifers have recorded 21 wins, and East Stirling have come away with 27 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2006, the The Shire carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Fri 01 SepEast Fife5 - 0East StirlingSCD3
2005/2006Sat 08 AprEast Stirling2 - 1East FifeSCD3
2005/2006Sat 11 FebEast Fife1 - 2East StirlingSCD3
2005/2006Sat 03 DecEast Stirling1 - 2East FifeSCD3
2005/2006Sat 15 OctEast Fife3 - 1East StirlingSCD3
2004/2005Sat 19 MarEast Stirling1 - 0East FifeSCD3
2004/2005Tue 15 FebEast Fife2 - 0East StirlingSCD3

Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Shire have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of East Fife however, is much more impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

East Stirling are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 10 points from 11 matches. East Fife are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division Three, with their 12 games giving them a return of 26 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Stirling61144134
East Fife64119713

FootyMad's prediction ...

Fifers have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from Firs Park with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
East Stirling 10 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
East Fife 9 games since last away draw.
5 games since last defeat.