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Annan Athletic come up against the visiting Stirling Albion at Galabank in the League Two clash on Saturday.
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Annan Athletic head into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 League Two draw vs Edinburgh City.
The only name on the scoresheet from Annan Athletic was Tony Wallace (65'). Ouzy See (70') scored for Edinburgh City.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Annan Athletic have been involved. Breaking down the goal split in that period, opposition teams scored a total of 7 and Galabankies got themselves 2. We will have to see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Annan Athletic:
- have left without a victory over Stirling Albion in their last 7 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 7 league games. That's never good.
In the game prior to this, Stirling Albion drew 1-1 in the League Two tie with Albion Rovers.
The only player to score from Stirling Albion was Andy Ryan (67'). Matthew Aitken (41') scored for Albion Rovers.
For 5 of the prior 6 games featuring Stirling Albion, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell works out to a meagre 2, with the number of goals averaged by The Binos being 1.17.
Analysis of their past results shows that Stirling Albion:
- remain unbeaten by Annan Athletic when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head results stretching back to 12/01/2019 tells us that these fixtures have not been good ones for Annan Athletic. They’ve not been able to register any wins whatsoever while Stirling Albion have just been stronger than them, beating them in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for Galabankies and 10 belonging to The Binos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league match between the two was League Two match day 3 on 31/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Stirling Albion 1-0 Annan Athletic.
The match was refereed by Matthew MacDermid.
Team News: Annan Athletic
Annan Athletic boss Peter Murphy has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Stirling Albion
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Stirling Albion gaffer Kevin Rutkiewicz to be concerned with. Paul McLean (Knock) won’t be playing here.
When taking everything into account, Annan Athletic will have their work cut out to see themselves scoring against this Stirling Albion team who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a good battle with a 0-1 winning score for Stirling Albion at the end of the match.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Galabank (2,504)
Captain: Steven Swinglehurst
Chairman: Philip Jones
Manager: Peter Murphy
Competitions: League Two position 7
🔑 Key Player: Iain Anderson
Normally taking up the Striker position, Iain Anderson was born in Dumfries, Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Annan Athletic in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Forward has hit 2 league goals in this League Two 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 13 appearances.