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Ayr United will be the visitors at The Excelsior Stadium on Saturday for the Championship clash with hosts Airdrie United.
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Airdrie United will be looking for an improved result here following the 1-4 Scottish Cup defeat last time out to Hearts.
The only player to score from Airdrie United was Adam Frizzell (34'). Lawrence Shankland (11', 73'), Kenneth Vargas (18') and Calem Nieuwenhof (21') scored for Hearts.
Under three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Airdrie United have been participants. Regarding the goal weighting during this period, opposition teams scored a total of 5 and Airdrie United managed a tally of 7.
Their previous form shows that Airdrie United:
- haven't beaten Ayr United in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
After being beaten in their last game against Rangers in Scottish Cup competition, Ayr United and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Ayr United had 29% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Rangers had 21 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Borna Barišić (10') and Fábio Silva (76') scored for Rangers.
During their 6 previous matches, Scott Brown's Ayr United have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 8 times - giving them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Their past results show that Ayr United:
- have not been beaten by Airdrie United when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 14/10/2017 shows us that Airdrie United have won 1 of them & Ayr United 4, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A sum of 16 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 from The Diamonds and 10 netted by The Honest Men. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league contest between the two was Championship match day 16 on 16/12/2023 when it ended Ayr United 1-0 Airdrie United.
The referee was Peter Stuart.
Team News: Airdrie United
The Airdrie United boss Rhys McCabe has no fitness worries at all before this game with a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Ayr United
With a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Ayr United boss Scott Brown does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
Our feeling is that Ayr United will have to work hard as a team to score against this Airdrie United lineup who will likely get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 1-0 victory for Airdrie United at the end of this one.
Let’s see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Excelsior Stadium (10,101)
Captain: Adam Frizzell
Chairman: Paul Hetherington
Manager: Rhys McCabe
Competitions: Championship position 5, Challenge Cup (Final)
⭐ Star Player: Calum Gallagher
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Calum Gallagher was born in Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Alloa Athletic in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 5 league goals in the Championship 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 20 appearances.