FM Preview: Montrose v Stirling Albion 29 Dec 2012

Last updated : 28 December 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Montrose v Stirling Albion fixture

Montrose play host to Stirling Albion at Links Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 18 of the 42 previous games, with the Gable Endies winning just 12.

The last time the two teams met at Montrose was back in August 2007, over five years ago, with Montrose annihilating their visitors 5-1 in a Scottish Challenge Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 20 Oct Stirling Alb. 1 - 3 Montrose Scottish Division Three
2007/2008 Tue 14 Aug Montrose 5-1 Stirling Alb. Scottish Challenge Cup
2003/2004 Sat 17 Apr Stirling Alb. 1 - 1 Montrose Scottish Division Three
2003/2004 Sat 21 Feb Montrose 1 - 4 Stirling Alb. Scottish Division Three
2003/2004 Sat 18 Oct Montrose 2 - 3 Stirling Alb. Scottish Division Three
2003/2004 Sat 11 Oct Stirling Alb. 3 - 0 Montrose Scottish Division Three
2003/2004 Tue 02 Sep Montrose 2 - 0 Stirling Alb. Scottish League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Montrose are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Stirling Albion is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Binos have hit 11 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Montrose are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 20 points from 14 games.

Stirling Albion see themselves just below half way in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Three, showing a record of 13 points from their 13 games played so far,

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Montrose 6 3 2 1 13 9 11
Stirling Albion 6 2 0 4 11 16 6

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Montrose are not exactly setting the world alight at Links Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Stirling Albion in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Montrose Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Stirling Albion Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.

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