FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Fife v East Stirlingshire fixture

East Fife prepare to entertain East Stirlingshire at Bayview Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Fifers are clearly on top, having won 35 and lost only 6 of the 55 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Bayview Stadium was earlier this season, with East Fife annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 28 OctEast Stirling0 - 4East FifeSCD3
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

Recent respective form guides

East Fife have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

East Stirling have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the The Shire have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

East Fife are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division Three, with their 20 games giving them a return of 38 points. East Stirling are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 16 points from 18 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Fife6222778
East Stirling62045136

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Fifers's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past East Stirling. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
East Fife Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
East Stirling 7 games since last away draw.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.