FM Preview: Elgin City v Arbroath 26 Feb 2011

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History of the Elgin City v Arbroath fixture

Elgin City prepare to entertain Arbroath at Borough Briggs on Saturday afternoon, looking to improve on a dire past record against their opponents. It does not make pleasant reading, beating their opponents 3 times from 7 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Borough Briggs was earlier this season, as the visitors ran out cosy 3-5 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 23 FebArbroath2 - 0Elgin CitySCD3
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

Recent respective form guides

Elgin City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the City in those games, with 5 conceded.

Arbroath's away form is equally impressive, remaining unbeaten in their last six, winning five and drawing the one. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the The Red Lichties scoring 19 and conceding 6.

Elgin City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 32 points from their 23 games so far. Arbroath are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, with their 22 games giving them a return of 42 points.

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

Elgin City may be in prime form at home, but the quality of the opposition suggests to me that Arbroath are going to come away with all the points in this one. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Elgin City 4 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Arbroath Undefeated in last 7 away games.
6 games since last defeat.