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Albion Rovers will host visiting opponents Brechin City at Cliftonhill Stadium in the League Two match on Saturday.
Our Albion Rovers v Brechin City predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Albion Rovers will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-0 League Two defeat in their last game at the hands of Queen's Park.
Will Baynham (5', 12') scored for Queen's Park.
It has not been often in recent times that Albion Rovers have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that The Wee Rovers have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 17 goals along the way.
Their past results show that Albion Rovers:
- have not lost a league tie with Brechin City in their previous 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Elgin City in League Two action, Brechin City and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Brian Cameron (17') and Kane Hester (60', 65') scored for Elgin City.
In as many as 6 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Brechin City, at least three goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell is 5.5, with the number of goals averaged by The City being 1. Still, it remains to be seen whether that pattern shall be replicated in this upcoming match.
Heading into this contest, Brechin City have not won away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 06/12/2016 tells us that Albion Rovers have won 3 of them and Brechin City 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 from The Wee Rovers and 4 belonging to The City. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was League Two match day 24 on 08/02/2020 when it ended Albion Rovers 4-1 Brechin City.
The referee was Gavin Ross.
Team News: Albion Rovers
Albion Rovers boss Brian Reid doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Brechin City
With a fully injury-free group available to select from, Brechin City manager Mark Wilson doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
It looks to us that Albion Rovers will most probably see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
Conversely, Brechin City will not find it easy to break down their defence but we can see them converting at least once here, too.
We reckon that it will be a 3-1 victory for Albion Rovers when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cliftonhill Stadium (1,572)
Captain: Aron Lynas
Chairman: Ian Benton
Manager: Brian Reid
Competitions: League Two position 9, League Cup (Group F)