FootyMAD's Stirling Albion match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Stirling Albion v Ayr United fixture

Ayr Utd. face a trip to Stirling Albion at Forthbank Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 35 games played, Honest Men have recorded 7 wins, and Stirling Alb. have come away with 11 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctAyr Utd.1 - 1Stirling Alb.SCD2
2008/2009Sat 23 AugStirling Alb.2 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 14 AprAyr Utd.3 - 2Stirling Alb.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 23 DecStirling Alb.4 - 2Ayr Utd.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 14 OctAyr Utd.0 - 0Stirling Alb.SCD2
2006/2007Sat 05 AugStirling Alb.1 - 3Ayr Utd.SCD2
2005/2006Sat 01 AprAyr Utd.3 - 0Stirling Alb.SCD2

Recent respective form guides

Stirling Albion's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While Binos have scored 8, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

Ayr Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Honest Men, and 8 goals against.

Stirling Alb. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Irn Bru Scottish Division Two, picking up 25 points from their 19 games so far. Ayr Utd. are just outside the promotion places, in 2nd, having taken 37 points from 18 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Stirling Alb.63128910
Ayr Utd.632110711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Ayr Utd. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Stirling Alb.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Stirling Alb. 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Ayr Utd. 4 games since last defeat.