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The League One game at Meadowbank Stadium on Saturday will see home side Edinburgh City lock horns with Alloa Athletic.
Our Edinburgh City v Alloa Athletic tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
Edinburgh City will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 2-1 League One defeat last time out to Falkirk.
The only player to score from Edinburgh City was Innes Murray (9'). Aidan Nesbitt (40') and Ross MacIver (66') scored for Falkirk.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Edinburgh City have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Edinburgh City have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 15 goals on the way. That kind of trend isn’t assured to follow through here, however.
Heading into this contest, Edinburgh City have left without a victory over Alloa Athletic in their last 3 matches in the league.
Alloa Athletic head into the clash following a 1-0 League One win to defeat Queen Of The South in their most recent game.
The only name on the scoresheet from Alloa Athletic was Ally Roy (64').
Brian Rice's Alloa Athletic have turned their attacks into goals a total of 8 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during that same period adds up to 7.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 13/10/2020 shows that Edinburgh City have won 2 of these & Alloa Athletic 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The last league match featuring these sides was League One match day 8 on 30/09/2023 when the final score was Alloa Athletic 1-1 Edinburgh City.
The match was refereed by Stewart Luke.
Team News: Edinburgh City
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Edinburgh City boss Michael McIndoe to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Aidan McAdams (concussion) won’t play.
Team News: Alloa Athletic
Out of a mainly available group of players, there is only the lone fitness issue for the Alloa Athletic boss Andy Graham to contend with. Miko Virtanen (unknown injury) won’t be playing here.
For this match, we think that Edinburgh City will likely be able to breach the defence of this Alloa Athletic lineup, although just one goal likely won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see both teams to score in a 1-2 advantage for Alloa Athletic at the end of the match. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Meadowbank Stadium (1,320)
Captain: Liam Fontaine
Chairman: John Dickson
Manager: Michael McIndoe
Competitions: League One position 10
🔑 Key Player: Danny Handling
Mostly taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Danny Handling was born in Scotland. Having made his senior debut playing for Hibernian in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Forward has scored 3 league goals in this League One 2023 - 2024 campaign so far from a total of 11 appearances.