FootyMAD's Alloa Athletic match preview

Last updated : 09 November 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Alloa Athletic v Ayr United fixture

Ayr Utd. face a trip to Alloa Athletic at Recreation Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 20 of the 43 previous games, with the hosts winning just 10.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 SepAyr Utd.2 - 0Alloa Ath.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 17 MarAyr Utd.4 - 3Alloa Ath.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 20 JanAlloa Ath.1 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 11 NovAyr Utd.0 - 1Alloa Ath.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 16 SepAlloa Ath.0 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2
2005/2006Sat 08 AprAlloa Ath.1 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD2
2005/2006Sat 11 FebAyr Utd.0 - 1Alloa Ath.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Alloa Athletic have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Ayr Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Honest Men's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Alloa Ath. are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 21 points from 12 games. Ayr Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 16 from their 12 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Alloa Ath.642012514
Ayr Utd.6123595

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Wasps. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Alloa Ath. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Ayr Utd. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.