FootyMAD's East Stirlingshire match preview

Last updated : 19 March 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Stirlingshire v Montrose fixture

Montrose face a trip to East Stirlingshire at Ochilview on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gable Endies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, the The Shire carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Scottish Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 23 JanMontrose0 - 1East StirlingSCD3
2009/2010Sun 06 DecEast Stirling1 - 0MontroseSCD3
2009/2010Sat 19 SepMontrose0 - 3East StirlingSCD3
2008/2009Sat 18 AprEast Stirling2 - 1MontroseSCD3
2008/2009Sat 21 FebMontrose0 - 2East StirlingSCD3
2008/2009Sat 06 DecEast Stirling5 - 0MontroseSCD3
2008/2009Sat 20 SepMontrose3 - 0East StirlingSCD3

Recent respective form guides

East Stirlingshire are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the The Shire in those games, with 7 conceded.

Montrose have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

East Stirling are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 50 points from 27 games. Montrose find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 26 games have yielded only 16 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

This is a game in which both sides are showing indifferent form, so the Madmen are expecting the Gable Endies to come away from it with a creditable draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
East Stirling 13 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 22 .
Montrose 8 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.