FM Preview: Montrose v Arbroath 21 Aug 2010

Last updated : 20 August 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Montrose v Arbroath fixture

Montrose are ready to welcome Arbroath to Links Park Ground on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 56 games played, Gable Endies have recorded 26 wins, and Arbroath have come away with 17 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Links Park Ground was within the last three years, in January 2008, with Montrose annihilating their visitors 5-0 in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 MarArbroath2 - 1MontroseSCD3
2007/2008Wed 02 JanMontrose5-0ArbroathSCD3
2007/2008Sat 10 NovArbroath0 - 0MontroseSCD3
2007/2008Sat 25 AugMontrose3 - 3ArbroathSCD3
2006/2007Sat 03 MarMontrose0 - 1ArbroathSCD3
2006/2007Tue 02 JanArbroath1 - 0MontroseSCD3
2006/2007Sat 04 NovMontrose0 - 1ArbroathSCD3

Recent respective form guides

Montrose's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Gable Endies have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Arbroath's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The The Red Lichties's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 13 goals for and 11 against.

Montrose are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 0 points from 2 matches. Arbroath lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, picking up 3 from their 2 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

These are testing times at Links Park Ground for the Gable Endies and the Madmen are unable to see past Arbroath claiming victory in a close match.

Sequence statistics:
Montrose Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 7 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 12 most recent games.
Arbroath 7 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.