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Annan Athletic will be visiting Stair Park on Saturday for the League Two fixture with home team Stranraer.
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Stranraer will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-0 League Two loss in their previous game against Albion Rovers.
Callum Wilson (60') was the scorer for Albion Rovers.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Stranraer have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Stranraer have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals along the way. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this match, of course.
Their previous form shows that Stranraer:
- have not lost a league tie with Annan Athletic in their previous 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Elgin City in League Two competition, Annan Athletic and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only scorer from Annan Athletic was Reece Lyon (74'). Tom Findlay (26') and Brian Cameron (42', 88') scored for Elgin City.
The stats tell the story, and Annan Athletic have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals overall. Defensively, Annan Athletic have not been doing too well.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Annan Athletic:
- have not won against Stranraer in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 07/08/2021 shows that Stranraer have won 1 of them & Annan Athletic 2, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
An aggregate of 17 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from The Blues and 11 netted by Galabankies. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The previous league contest between these clubs was League Two match day 11 on 15/10/2022 when the final score was Annan Athletic 1-1 Stranraer.
The referee was Alan Newlands.
Team News: Stranraer
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Stranraer manager Jamie Hamill to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Paul Woods (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: Annan Athletic
Owing to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, the Annan Athletic manager Peter Murphy doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that Annan Athletic have it within them to score against this Stranraer outfit, although it might not be as many as they’ll concede.
We reckon that it will be both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Stranraer when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s see what eventuates.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stair Park (4,178)
Captain: Grant Gallagher
Manager: Jamie Hamill
Competitions: League Two position 6
⭐ Key Player: Paul Woods
Usually used in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Paul Woods was born in Scotland. Having made his senior debut playing for Queen's Park in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Midfielder has netted 4 league goals in this League Two 2022 - 2023 season to date in 12 appearances.