FM Preview: Elgin City v Montrose 05 Feb 2011

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History of the Elgin City v Montrose fixture

Elgin City prepare to entertain Montrose at Borough Briggs on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 9 of the 21 previous games, with the City winning just 8.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Borough Briggs was earlier this season, as the City squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 11 DecMontrose0 - 1Elgin CitySCD3
2010/2011Sat 18 SepElgin City3-2MontroseSCD3
2009/2010Sat 01 MayElgin City5 - 2MontroseSCD3
2009/2010Tue 23 MarElgin City0 - 1MontroseSCD3
2009/2010Sat 20 FebMontrose0 - 4Elgin CitySCD3
2009/2010Sat 08 AugMontrose1 - 1Elgin CitySCD3
2008/2009Sat 28 FebElgin City1 - 0MontroseSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Elgin City are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 17 goals for the City, with 9 goals against.

The Gable Endies have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Gable Endies's have scored 12 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 14.

Elgin City's total of 28 points from their 19 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three. Montrose are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 19 points from 18 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Elgin City61327106
Montrose621310147

FootyMad's prediction ...

Elgin City may be coming up against a decent side in Montrose, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the City. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Elgin City Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Montrose 4 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.