FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

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History of the East Stirlingshire v Elgin City fixture

Elgin City face a trip to East Stirlingshire at Firs Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to further improve upon a decent past record there. So far, the City have winning 53.33% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with East Stirling running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Scottish Division Three match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 19 MarElgin City3 - 0East StirlingSCD3
2007/2008Sat 15 DecEast Stirling3 - 1Elgin CitySCD3
2007/2008Sat 22 SepElgin City6 - 0East StirlingSCD3
2006/2007Sat 14 AprElgin City2 - 1East StirlingSCD3
2006/2007Sat 23 DecEast Stirling0 - 2Elgin CitySCD3
2006/2007Sat 14 OctElgin City5 - 0East StirlingSCD3
2006/2007Sat 05 AugEast Stirling2 - 1Elgin CitySCD3

Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While The Shire have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

Elgin City's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The City's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

East Stirling find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 32 games have yielded only 27 points. Elgin City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 46 from their 32 games so far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Stirling61145114
Elgin City633011612

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the City out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at East Stirling. Away win

Sequence statistics:
East Stirling No sequences of note
Elgin City Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
8 games since last defeat.