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The Championship match at East End Park on Saturday sees home side Dunfermline Athletic playing against Arbroath.
All Dunfermline Athletic v Arbroath match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Dunfermline Athletic go into this match coming off the back of a 3-3 Championship tied result vs Dundee.
For Dunfermline Athletic, the goalscorers were Paul Watson (78') and Declan McManus (82', 93'). Charlie Adam (35'), Osman Sow (50') and Liam Fontaine (70') scored for Dundee.
Three or more goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Dunfermline Athletic have participated. Opposing sides scored 10 times in these games whereas The Pars managed to get a total of 12. However, it remains to be seen if that pattern might persist in this upcoming match.
Heading into this contest, Dunfermline Athletic are unbeaten in the league by Arbroath in their last 2 matches.
Arbroath come into this encounter following a 2-1 Championship win against Ayr United in their last match.
The only name on the scoresheet from Arbroath was James Craigen (36', 39'). Jack Baird (88') was the scorer for Ayr United.
Dick Campbell's Arbroath have had reason to celebrate scoring 6 times in the course of their previous six matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those matches adds up to 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Arbroath:
- have not registered a win against Dunfermline Athletic when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 26/04/2014 shows that Dunfermline Athletic have won 4 of these games and Arbroath 1, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined total of 13 goals were produced between them in this period, with 10 of them from The Pars and 3 created by The Red Lichties. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
Team News: Dunfermline Athletic
There is just a single fitness concern for the Dunfermline Athletic manager Stevie Crawford to be concerned about due to a largely intact group of players. Lewis Martin (Calf Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Arbroath
Due to a fully healthy squad to pick from, Arbroath boss Dick Campbell does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
In our opinion, Arbroath have it within them to break down this Dunfermline Athletic team, however it probably won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We think that it’s going to be both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Dunfermline Athletic when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: East End Park (11,480)
Captain: Euan Murray
Chairman: Ross McArthur
Manager: Stevie Crawford
Competitions: Championship position 2
⭐ Star Man: Kevin O'Hara
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Kevin O'Hara was born in Stirling, Scotland. Having played his first senior match for Falkirk in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has scored 3 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.