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:|
|2004/2005||Sat 18 Sep||Arbroath||0 - 0||Ayr Utd.||SCD2|
|2002/2003||Sat 01 Mar||Arbroath||1 - 2||Ayr Utd.||SCD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 28 Dec||Ayr Utd.||4-0||Arbroath||SCD1|
|2002/2003||Tue 05 Nov||Arbroath||1 - 1||Ayr Utd.||SCD1|
|2002/2003||Sat 31 Aug||Ayr Utd.||1 - 0||Arbroath||SCD1|
|2001/2002||Tue 26 Mar||Ayr Utd.||0 - 0||Arbroath||SCD1|
|2001/2002||Sat 12 Jan||Arbroath||0 - 2||Ayr 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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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
|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.