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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, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 8 of the 17 previous games, with the hosts winning just 7.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 5 - 2 thriller, 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:
2008/2009Sat 13 DecElgin City0 - 4East StirlingSCD3
2008/2009Sat 27 SepEast Stirling5 - 2Elgin CitySCD3
2007/2008Sat 05 AprEast Stirling0 - 0Elgin CitySCD3
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

Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Shire have scored 9, a worringly large 14 have been leaked at the other end.

Elgin City's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the City have hit 7 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.

East Stirling lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 30 points from their 21 games so far. Elgin City find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 19 games have yielded only 9 points.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
East Stirling61054183
Elgin City60155161

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
East Stirling 20 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Elgin City Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 10 most recent games.