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Airdrie United are the guests at Gayfield Park on Saturday for the Championship meeting with hosts Arbroath.
All Arbroath v Airdrie United game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Arbroath are hoping to win again following a 4-2 Challenge Cup triumph vs Inverness C.T.
For Arbroath, the goalscorers were David Gold (34'), Thomas O'Brien (41') and Scott Stewart (70'). Lewis Hyde (90') was the scorer for Inverness C.T.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Arbroath haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Arbroath have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals on the way.
Airdrie United head into the meeting after a 2-3 Challenge Cup win to defeat University of Stirling in their most recent match.
For Airdrie United, the scorers were Rhys McCabe (37') and Liam McStravick (58').
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Airdrie United, three or more goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Airdrie United standing at 1.83. That kind of trend might not be continued into this game, however.
Analysis of their past results shows that Airdrie United:
- have not emerged victorious against Arbroath in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. Not good at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 21/04/2018 tells us that Arbroath have won 5 of these and Airdrie United 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
A total of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 12 of them for The Red Lichties and 6 created by The Diamonds . This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
Team News: Arbroath
The Arbroath manager Dick Campbell has no fitness worries at all ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Airdrie United
Due to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Airdrie United boss Rhys McCabe has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
Looking at these two, we feel that Airdrie United and Arbroath could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We’re therefore anticipating a tight encounter with a 1-1 score at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gayfield Park (6,600)
Captain: Thomas O'Brien
Chairman: Mike Caird
Manager: Dick Campbell
Competitions: Championship position 6, Challenge Cup (Third round)