FM Preview: Stranraer v Elgin City 28 Jan 2012

Footymad preview History of the Stranraer v Elgin City fixture

Elgin City face a trip to Stranraer at Stair Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The City will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 5 and win only 2 of the 9 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the Blues carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 03 Dec Elgin City 1 - 1 Stranraer Scottish Division Three
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Stranraer 1-0 Elgin City Scottish Division Three
2010/2011 Sat 19 Mar Stranraer 1 - 2 Elgin City Scottish Division Three
2010/2011 Sat 22 Jan Elgin City 2 - 1 Stranraer Scottish Division Three
2010/2011 Sat 30 Oct Stranraer 2 - 1 Elgin City Scottish Division Three
2010/2011 Sat 28 Aug Elgin City 1 - 2 Stranraer Scottish Division Three
2009/2010 Tue 27 Apr Elgin City 2 - 3 Stranraer Scottish Division Three

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Recent respective form guides

Stranraer have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 17 goals have been scored by the Blues in those games, with 12 conceded.

The away form of Elgin City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. City have conceded 17 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Stranraer are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 38 points from 21 games.

Elgin City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 28 from their 18 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Stranraer 6 3 2 1 12 11 11
Elgin City 6 2 1 3 8 14 7

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FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Stranraer 5 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Elgin City Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 9 away matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.

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