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Annan Athletic take on visiting opponents Stirling Albion at Galabank in the League One tie on Saturday.
All Annan Athletic v Stirling Albion match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Annan Athletic will be hoping to bounce back here after the 0-2 Challenge Cup losing effort in their last game against Peterhead.
Andy McCarthy (15') was the scorer for Peterhead.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Annan Athletic have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Annan Athletic have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 12 goals along the way. Having said that, we must now wait to see if that pattern might persist in this next game.
Ahead of this meeting, Annan Athletic have not won against Stirling Albion in their previous 2 league games.
Last time out, Stirling Albion drew 2-2 in the League One match with Hamilton Academical.
For Stirling Albion, goals were scored by Josh Cooper (44') and Kyle Banner (76'). Euan Henderson (30') and Kevin O'Hara (38') scored for Hamilton Academical.
During their six previous matches, Darren Young's Stirling Albion have turned their attacks into goals a total of 5 times therefore earning them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Ahead of this meeting, Stirling Albion are undefeated by Annan Athletic in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 29/01/2022, both clubs have shared the honours with Annan Athletic winning 2 of those games, Stirling Albion 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Galabankies and 7 coming from The Binos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was League Two match day 34 on 22/04/2023 and the score finished Stirling Albion 3-1 Annan Athletic.
The referee was Chris Fordyce.
Team News: Annan Athletic
The Annan Athletic manager Peter Murphy will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all before this game thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Stirling Albion
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, the Stirling Albion manager Darren Young doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
We’re thinking that Stirling Albion and Annan Athletic could both find themselves scoring on more than one occasion in a potential goal-fest with little between the two teams.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square with both teams likely to score. That’s why our selection here is for a really entertaining tussle with a 2-2 score draw by the conclusion of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 One position 9, Challenge Cup (Third round)
⭐ Star Man: Dominic Docherty
Typically deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Dominic Docherty was born in Scotland. After making a first senior appearance for Queen's Park in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in the League One 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 5 appearances.