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The League Two meeting at Forthbank Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Stirling Albion fighting it out with opponents Annan Athletic.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Stirling Albion v Annan Athletic match are shown here - plus the latest match odds.
Stirling Albion head into this game following a 2-2 League Two drawn result versus Stenhousemuir.
For Stirling Albion, the scorers were David Wilson (18') and Jack Leitch (90'). Botti Biabi (75') and Greig Spence (83') scored for Stenhousemuir.
It’s not been often in recent games that Stirling Albion have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that The Binos have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 16 goals along the way. That sort of trend won’t necessarily follow through into this next game, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that Stirling Albion:
- have not been beaten in the league by Annan Athletic in their previous 6 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 7 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
In their previous game, Annan Athletic drew 1-1 in the League Two match with Stranraer.
The only name on the scoresheet from Annan Athletic was Owen Moxon (45'). Andy Stirling (38') scored for Stranraer.
A run of accomplished displays by the Annan Athletic defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures combined. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 8.
Coming into this meeting, Annan Athletic have not beaten Stirling Albion when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes stretching back to 17/11/2018 tells us that Stirling Albion have won 3 of these and Annan Athletic 0, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
A combined total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 11 of them from The Binos and 7 being from Galabankies. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was League Two match day 21 on 18/01/2020 and the score finished Annan Athletic 2-3 Stirling Albion.
The match was refereed by David Dickinson.
Team News: Stirling Albion
Stirling Albion boss Kevin Rutkiewicz does not have any fitness worries at all before this match with a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Annan Athletic
Thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go, Annan Athletic boss Peter Murphy has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
We think that Annan Athletic will need to apply a lot of pressure to score goals against this Stirling Albion lineup who should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 1-0 win for Stirling Albion at the conclusion of the game.
Looking forward to this.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Forthbank Stadium (3,808)
Captain: Ross McGeachie
Chairman: Stuart Brown
Manager: Kevin Rutkiewicz
Competitions: League Two position 7, League Cup (Group D)