FM Preview: Elgin City v East Stirlingshire 12 Jan 2013

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Last updated : 11 January 2013

Footymad preview History of the Elgin City v East Stirlingshire fixture

Elgin City prepare to entertain East Stirlingshire at Borough Briggs on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The City are clearly on top, winning 58.33% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Borough Briggs was just last season, in January 2012, with Elgin City running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 25 Aug East Stirling 1 - 4 Elgin City Scottish Division Three
2011/2012 Sat 17 Mar East Stirling 2 - 2 Elgin City Scottish Division Three
2011/2012 Sat 07 Jan Elgin City 3-1 East Stirling Scottish Division Three
2011/2012 Sat 12 Nov East Stirling 1 - 1 Elgin City Scottish Division Three
2011/2012 Sat 27 Aug Elgin City 2 - 0 East Stirling Scottish Division Three
2010/2011 Sat 23 Apr East Stirling 2 - 1 Elgin City Scottish Division Three
2010/2011 Sat 13 Nov East Stirling 0 - 2 Elgin City Scottish Division Three

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

Recent respective form guides

Elgin City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 14 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of East Stirlingshire is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Shire have hit 6 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Elgin City's total of 24 points from their 16 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three.

East Stirlingshire are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 12 points from 15 matches.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Elgin City 6 1 2 3 6 14 5
East Stirlingshire 6 0 3 3 6 11 3

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Elgin City Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
East Stirlingshire Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 8 most recent games.

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Elgin City Match Reports

Scottish Division 2 Sat 14th April 14:00

Elgin City 1 - 1 Edinburgh City

Last game - Match Centre


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