FM Preview: Elgin City v Stranraer 22 Jan 2011

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History of the Elgin City v Stranraer fixture

Elgin City prepare to entertain Stranraer at Borough Briggs on Saturday afternoon, hoping to break their duck against the visitors. There have only been 1 against the opposition from the 8 matches played by the City.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Borough Briggs was earlier this season, with Stranraer inflicting a narrow 1-2 defeat upon the City in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 30 OctStranraer2 - 1Elgin CitySCD3
2010/2011Sat 28 AugElgin City1-2StranraerSCD3
2009/2010Tue 27 AprElgin City2 - 3StranraerSCD3
2009/2010Sat 03 AprElgin City1 - 2StranraerSCD3
2009/2010Tue 16 MarStranraer2 - 1Elgin CitySCD3
2009/2010Sat 03 OctStranraer0 - 2Elgin CitySCD3
2007/2008Sat 12 AprElgin City2 - 3StranraerSCD3

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 8 goals against.

Stranraer's away form is equally impressive, unbeaten in their last six, consisting of three wins and three draws. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the The Blues, and 7 goals against.

Elgin City's total of 25 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Irn Bru Scottish Division Three. Stranraer are leading the way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, with their 16 games giving them a return of 31 points.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Elgin City6231889
Stranraer633012712

FootyMad's prediction ...

Elgin City are starting to turn Borough Briggs into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Elgin City Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Stranraer Undefeated in last 10 away games.
11 games since last defeat.