FM Preview: Stranraer v East Stirlingshire 24 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 23rd March 2012
The game between Stranraer and East Stirlingshire in the Scottish Division Three on 24th March 2012 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Stranraer v East Stirlingshire fixture
East Stirlingshire face a trip to Stranraer at Stair Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Shire will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 31 and win only 13 of the 56 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Stair Park was earlier this season, with Stranraer annihilating their visitors 6-0 in a Scottish Division Three match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 04 Feb||East Stirling||2 - 2||Stranraer||Scottish Division Three|
|2011/2012||Sat 10 Dec||Stranraer||6-0||East Stirling||Scottish Division Three|
|2011/2012||Sat 17 Sep||East Stirling||1 - 3||Stranraer||Scottish Division Three|
|2010/2011||Sat 09 Apr||Stranraer||2 - 0||East Stirling||Scottish Division Three|
|2010/2011||Wed 23 Feb||Stranraer||4 - 1||East Stirling||Scottish Division Three|
|2010/2011||Sat 19 Feb||East Stirling||0 - 2||Stranraer||Scottish Division Three|
|2010/2011||Sat 16 Oct||East Stirling||0 - 1||Stranraer||Scottish Division Three|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Stranraer are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 14 to 12.
The away form of East Stirlingshire is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Shire have hit 6 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stranraer are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 52 points from 29 games.
East Stirlingshire find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 29 games have yielded only 21 points.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Blues, as the Shire have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Stranraer||9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|East Stirlingshire||4 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here