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Arbroath will arrive at Somerset Park on Saturday for the Championship game with hosts Ayr United.
Our tips, poll and stats for Ayr United v Arbroath can all be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Ayr United won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 0-2 Championship losing effort in their last game against Inverness C.T.
Daniel Mackay (31') and Shane Sutherland (54') scored for Inverness C.T.
It’s not been often in recent times where Ayr United haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Honest Men have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 8 goals on the way.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Ayr United:
- have not registered a win against Arbroath in their previous 2 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Arbroath will go into the game after a 1-0 Championship win vs Raith Rovers in their previous game.
The only scorer from Arbroath was Kris Doolan (60').
A series of very capable displays by the Arbroath defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their past 6 outings combined. In that period, their own attack force has managed to score 7. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be continued on here.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Arbroath:
- remain undefeated by Ayr United in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 06/01/2018, neither club has come out on top overall with Ayr United winning 2 of those games, Arbroath 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 18 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 11 for The Honest Men and 7 netted by The Red Lichties. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The previous league fixture between the two was Championship match day 8 on 19/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Arbroath 2-1 Ayr United.
The referee was David Lowe.
Team News: Ayr United
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the Ayr United gaffer Mark Kerr to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength group of players. Craig Moore (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) misses out.
Team News: Arbroath
Arbroath boss Dick Campbell has not got a full squad to pick from. Jake Davidson (Knock), Gavin Swankie (Knock) and Luke Donnelly (Knock) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that Arbroath will have their work cut out to see themselves scoring against this Ayr United side who we reckon should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore seeing a narrow 1-0 victory for Ayr United at the end of this game.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Somerset Park (10,185)
Chairman: Lachlan Cameron
Manager: Mark Kerr
Competitions: Championship position 9
🔑 Key Player: Luke McCowan
Normally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Luke McCowan was born in Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Ayr United in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Midfielder has scored a sum of 5 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 14 appearances.