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Annan Athletic will do battle with guests Cowdenbeath at Galabank in this League Two tie on Saturday.
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Annan Athletic won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-0 League Two defeat last time out to Stranraer.
Thomas Orr (64') and Ruari Paton (78') scored for Stranraer.
Annan Athletic have really been misfiring in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 versus opposing sides during the course of their previous six fixtures. In those games, Galabankies have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 10. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be continued into this game, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that Annan Athletic:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Cowdenbeath in their last 2 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 matches in the league. That's never good.
Cowdenbeath will go into the encounter following on from a 2-0 League Two win versus Brechin City in their last fixture.
For Cowdenbeath, the goalscorers were Craig Barr (14') and Iain Russell (52').
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Cowdenbeath has been noticeable recently. A glance at their last six outings reveals that it has happened 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 12 and The Blue Brazil have scored 4.
Their prior results show that Cowdenbeath:
- are winless against Annan Athletic when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 27/04/2019 shows us that Annan Athletic have won 3 of these games and Cowdenbeath 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Galabankies and 8 being from The Blue Brazil. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league clash between these clubs was League Two match day 1 on 17/10/2020 when it ended Cowdenbeath 0-3 Annan Athletic.
The referee was Scott Lambie.
Team News: Annan Athletic
Annan Athletic manager Peter Murphy has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Cowdenbeath
Cowdenbeath manager Gary Bollan has multiple availability issues to deal with. Ross Clarke (Ankle Surgery) and Ross Sinclair (Knock) will miss out on this game.
Our thinking is that Cowdenbeath will have to work hard as a team to be putting a goal past this Annan Athletic lineup who will likely emerge victorious.
We’re therefore expecting a good battle with a 1-0 winning score for Annan Athletic at the end of this game.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Galabank (2,504)
Captain: Steven Swinglehurst
Chairman: Philip Jones
Manager: Peter Murphy
Competitions: League Two position 7
⭐ Star Player: Russell Currie
Normally playing in the Striker position, Russell Currie was born in Manchester, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Annan Athletic in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has managed 2 league goals in the League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 5 appearances.