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Cove Rangers will be at The Indodrill Stadium on Saturday for the League One clash with home side Alloa Athletic.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Alloa Athletic v Cove Rangers, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Alloa Athletic, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-1 League One victory versus Annan Athletic.
For Alloa Athletic, the goals were scored by Bobby Wales (6') and Conor Sammon (85'). Aidan Smith (68') scored for Annan Athletic.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Alloa Athletic have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Alloa Athletic have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 12 goals on the way. Even so, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend might be replicated in this match or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Alloa Athletic:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Cove Rangers in their previous 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Kilmarnock in Scottish Cup competition, Cove Rangers and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Marley Watkins (45') and Daniel Armstrong (81') scored for Kilmarnock.
The stats don’t lie, and Cove Rangers have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 13 goals in all. Defensively, Cove Rangers have been far from perfect.
Analysis of their past results shows that Cove Rangers:
- have not beaten Alloa Athletic in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 02/10/2021 shows us that Alloa Athletic have won 2 of them & Cove Rangers 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 18 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 for The Wasps and 12 belonging to The Wee Rangers. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was League One match day 17 on 16/12/2023 which ended up with the score at Cove Rangers 1-2 Alloa Athletic.
The referee was Chris Fordyce.
Team News: Alloa Athletic
The Alloa Athletic boss Andy Graham will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match with a fully injury-free group to choose from.
In our view, The Wasps will possibly make use of the 4-3-3 system this time, beginning the first half with Daniel Iversen, Ki-Jana Hoever, Luke McNally, Michael Rose, Jordan Thompson, Luke Cundle, Wouter Burger, Lewis Baker, Junior Tchamadeu, Joon-ho Bae and Niall Ennis.
Team News: Cove Rangers
With a fully healthy group to pick from, the Cove Rangers boss Paul Hartley has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
There’s a good chance that The Wee Rangers seem likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Brad Collins, Milan van Ewijk, Bobby Thomas, Liam Kitching, Jake Bidwell, Josh Eccles, Victor Torp, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto, Callum OHare, Ellis Simms and Haji Wright.
Cove Rangers will do really well to break down a Alloa Athletic team who have the quality to win well here.
Our selection here is for a very comprehensive 3-0 victory for Alloa Athletic when the referee blows the final whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Indodrill Stadium (3,100)
Captain: Scott Taggart
Chairman: Andrew Allan
Manager: Andy Graham
Competitions: League One position 5
⭐ Star Player: Bobby Wales
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Bobby Wales was born in Hurlford, Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Kilmarnock in the 2022 - 2023 season, the gifted Forward has managed 5 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 season to date in a total of 14 appearances.