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The wait is nearly over for the long-awaited Chamionship Play-offs semi-final showdown between Cove Rangers and Airdrie United on Saturday. Having come this far, and with the prize for the winners of the match being a coveted place in the final of the competition, it promises to be a really good game here.
View all of the Cove Rangers v Airdrie United predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Cove Rangers will be hoping to bounce back here after a 0-2 League One defeat last time out to Airdrie United.
Calum Gallagher (49') and Dean Ritchie (90') scored for Airdrie United.
In their preceding 6 fixtures, Paul Hartley's Cove Rangers have managed to score 8 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Airdrie United head into the encounter following on from a 2-0 League One win over Falkirk in their previous fixture.
For Airdrie United, goals were scored by Craig Thomson (88') and Kyle Turner (94').
A succession of reliable showings from the Airdrie United defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures overall. Over that same period, their own attack force has managed to score 11.
Head to head
The previous league clash between the two was League One match day 4 on 01/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Cove Rangers 0-2 Airdrie United.
The referee was Chris Graham.
Team News: Cove Rangers
Jamie Masson (Ankle Injury) and Harry Milne (Ankle Surgery) won’t be able to feature for Cove gaffer Paul Hartley.
Team News: Airdrie United
Owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from, Airdrie United boss Ian Murray has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
For this match, we think that Airdrie United have the ability to score against this Cove Rangers team, however it isn’t expected to be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Cove Rangers after 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Balmoral Stadium (2,602)
Captain: Mitch Megginson
Chairman: Keith Moorhouse
Manager: Paul Hartley
Competitions: League One position 3, Chamionship Play-offs (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Man: Jamie Masson
Generally deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Jamie Masson was born in Fraserburgh, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Aberdeen in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed 3 league goals in the League One 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 13 appearances.