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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Dec||Elgin City||0 - 4||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2008/2009||Sat 27 Sep||East Stirling||5 - 2||Elgin City||SCD3|
|2007/2008||Sat 05 Apr||East Stirling||0 - 0||Elgin City||SCD3|
|2007/2008||Wed 19 Mar||Elgin City||3 - 0||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2007/2008||Sat 15 Dec||East Stirling||3 - 1||Elgin City||SCD3|
|2007/2008||Sat 22 Sep||Elgin City||6 - 0||East Stirling||SCD3|
|2006/2007||Sat 14 Apr||Elgin City||2 - 1||East Stirling||SCD3|
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.
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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
|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.