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Annan Athletic come up against visitors East Fife at Galabank in this League Two meeting on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Annan Athletic v East Fife, scroll down (including the best match odds).
Annan Athletic are hoping to win again after their last result, the 4-0 League Two triumph versus Bonnyrigg Rose.
For Annan Athletic, the goals were scored by Aidan Smith (24'), Tommy Goss (55', 78') and Max Kilsby (74').
It has been all too rare in recent times where Annan Athletic have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Annan Athletic have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 6 goals in the process.
Ahead of this meeting, Annan Athletic haven't lost in the league to East Fife in their previous 2 matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Stranraer in League Two action, East Fife will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only scorer from East Fife was Scott Mercer (64'). Josh Walker (14'), James Hilton (41') and Aaron Brown (66') scored for Stranraer.
The stats don’t lie, and East Fife have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals overall. In defence, East Fife could really do with shoring things up. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see whether the trend might persist in this next game.
Heading into this contest, East Fife remain unbeaten by Annan Athletic when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 05/09/2015 shows that Annan Athletic have won 3 of them and East Fife 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league game between these sides was League Two match day 16 on 03/12/2022 and the score finished East Fife 1-3 Annan Athletic.
The referee was Colin Whyte.
Team News: Annan Athletic
The Annan Athletic boss Peter Murphy will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all before this clash with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: East Fife
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the East Fife manager Greig McDonald has no fitness worries to report before this game.
We believe that Annan Athletic will most probably be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
Conversely, East Fife could well find it tough to find the back of the net but do we see them seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning score for Annan Athletic come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Galabank (2,504)
Captain: Steven Swinglehurst
Chairman: Philip Jones
Manager: Peter Murphy
Competitions: League Two position 4
🔑 Star Man: Tommy Goss
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Tommy Goss was born in London, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Annan Athletic in the 2022 - 2023 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 15 league goals in this League Two 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in 21 appearances.