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The League Two fixture at Ainslie Park Stadium on Tuesday sees home side Edinburgh City welcome guests Annan Athletic.
Our Edinburgh City v Annan Athletic predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Edinburgh City head into this game following on from a 2-2 Scottish Cup stalemate vs Forfar Athletic.
For Edinburgh City, the goalscorers were Ouzy See (6') and Lee Hamilton (25'). Jordan Allan (13') and Roberto Nditi (94') scored for Forfar Athletic. Forfar Athletic won the match 3-5 in a dramatic penalty shootout.
Matches involving Edinburgh City have often been lively encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six games, the sum total of 23 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 14 of those belonging to The Citizens. That trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, however.
Coming into this clash, Edinburgh City haven't been beaten in the league by Annan Athletic in their previous 4 games.
Since being beaten in their last game against Elgin City in League Two action, Annan Athletic and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Tony Dingwall (37'), Brian Cameron (41') and Smart Osadolor (90') scored for Elgin City.
It is worth noting that Annan Athletic have suffered from a shortage of goals over their last six games, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 2. In those fixtures, Galabankies have also seen the collective goal tally against them equal 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Annan Athletic:
- have not registered a win against Edinburgh City in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 19/01/2019 shows that Edinburgh City have won 4 of them and Annan Athletic 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A combined sum of 20 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 15 of them for The Citizens and 5 for Galabankies. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was League Two match day 6 on 28/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Annan Athletic 0-4 Edinburgh City.
The match was refereed by Calum Scott.
Team News: Edinburgh City
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the Edinburgh City gaffer Gary Naysmith to contend with from a near full-strength set of players. Kelby Mason (Knock) is sidelined.
Team News: Annan Athletic
Due to a fully healthy squad to pick from, Annan Athletic manager Peter Murphy has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
Edinburgh City will probably get the goals that they need against Annan Athletic, who might well find it a difficult task to get a goal of their own.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory for Edinburgh City at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ainslie Park Stadium (3,534)
Captain: Craig Thomson
Chairman: Jim Brown
Manager: Gary Naysmith
Competitions: League Two position 2, Scottish Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Star Man: Blair Henderson
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Blair Henderson was born in Melrose, Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Dunfermline Athletic in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 5 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 11 appearances.