FM Preview: Arbroath v Elgin City 23 Feb 2011

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History of the Arbroath v Elgin City fixture

Elgin City pack their bags to visit Arbroath at Gayfield Park on Wednesday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having managed to conjure up just 2 wins from the previous 8 games.

The previous match played between the two at Gayfield Park was more than three years back, in January 2008, with Arbroath running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 07 AugElgin City3 - 5ArbroathSCD3
2007/2008Sat 29 MarElgin City2 - 1ArbroathSCD3
2007/2008Sat 19 JanArbroath2 - 0Elgin CitySCD3
2007/2008Sat 08 DecElgin City1 - 3ArbroathSCD3
2007/2008Sat 27 OctArbroath5 - 0Elgin CitySFAC
2007/2008Sat 01 SepArbroath4 - 0Elgin CitySCD3
2006/2007Sat 24 MarElgin City0 - 1ArbroathSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Arbroath have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 15 goals have been scored by the The Red Lichties in those games, with 10 conceded.

Elgin City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the City have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arbroath are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, with their 21 games giving them a return of 39 points. Elgin City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 32 from their 22 games so far.

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Red Lichties, as the City have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arbroath Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Elgin City Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.