FootyMAD's Arbroath match preview

Last updated : 26 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Ayr United v Arbroath fixture

Ayr Utd. prepare to entertain Arbroath at Somerset Park, Ayr on Saturday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 27 wins out of 38 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Somerset Park, Ayr was two seasons ago, in December 2002, as they swept to an impressive 4-0 win in a Scottish Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 18 SepArbroath0 - 0Ayr Utd.SCD2
2002/2003Sat 01 MarArbroath1 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD1
2002/2003Sat 28 DecAyr Utd.4-0ArbroathSCD1
2002/2003Tue 05 NovArbroath1 - 1Ayr Utd.SCD1
2002/2003Sat 31 AugAyr Utd.1 - 0ArbroathSCD1
2001/2002Tue 26 MarAyr Utd.0 - 0ArbroathSCD1
2001/2002Sat 12 JanArbroath0 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD1

Recent respective form guides

Ayr United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.

Arbroath have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Red Lichties have hit 9 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Ayr Utd.'s 24 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 5th position. Arbroath are stuck down in the relegation zone of Bells Scottish Division Two with a return of just 11 points from their 14 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ayr Utd.641110713

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Honest Men's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Arbroath. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Ayr Utd. 4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 3 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Arbroath 14 games since last away draw.
No win in the 3 most recent games.